I have posted several questions about the loss of key/button and axes assignments for my Saitek ST290 joystick.
I think I have resolved the problem but would like someone to explain why FSX ended doing what I fixed.
FSX loads the fsx.cfg from Users\username\Appdata\Roaming\FSX and the current control.xml files from Users\username\Appdata\Roaming\FSX\Controls.
My problem was that FSX was saving the configuration file (FSX/Options/Settings/Save) in Users\username\Appdata\Roaming\FSX BUT
SAVED the current.xml in Users\Documents\FSX ????? That meant that any changes I made to the controls would be lost the next time FSX loaded because FSX read the old controls from a different directory
The save directory as shown in the Options/Settings/Save display was pointing at Documents and Setting\username\Appdata\Roaming\FSX which is supposed to be hard coded to point to Users\username\Appdata\Roaming\FSX - but FSX did not save there???
HOW can that happen?
I've manually changed the SAVE location (typed in the fully qualified name that seemed to be identical to the one that was alreday there) but am curious about how the SAVE location was changed - it is not easy to make that change - one either types in the fully qualified name or navigates thru a folder display
I don't see anything in FSX.cfg that controls the save location - where is the directory specified?