I have in the past downloaded aircraft files and most of them worked.
I usually download them to a folder, then extract them, and then copy and paste them straight into my FS9 aircraft folder. (In the past I have not copied aircraft to aircraft, scenery to scenery, guages to guages etc.)
I recently formatted my hard drive and reinstalled FS2004. Since then every aircraft I have downloaded has not appeared on my aircraft menu in the game. (despite me doing what I did in the past with success)
I have recently found in all of my downloaded files a icon (which looks like a brown box) called .air which when double clicked says that the .air file is damaged.
I then deleted the adobe .air program from the pc and the funny icon does not appear anymore - but the aircraft still do not appear in my FS menu.
Guys, can someone please let me know where I am going wrong - it is probably something simple.
Appreciate any help!