My scenery library is in great shape and I had never had problems with it. Lot's of add on entries that always worked perfectly.
Yesterday I added a new scenery area. The database was updated. I shut down FSX and restarted it - all the scenery was still there and the SETTINGS - SCENERY LIBRARY window looked "normal" except for one minor detail. The last scenery entry I had added did not have any text in the Scenery Area column and the Scenery Area Title box that you get when you edit an area was blank.
But - the new scenery seemed to work OK.
I started and stopped FSX many times and spent a lot of time flying around the new scenery. I eventually decided I didn't like the new scenery and deleted that one area using the normal SETTINGS - SCENERY LIBRARY Delete Area button. The scenery data base rebuilt OK.
I again flew all over my FSX world with no problems.
I then decided to add another new scenery item. When I went into SETTINGS - SCENERY LIBRARY I realized the Scenery Area column was now blank for every scenery area - including all the default areas and my expensive ORBX addons.
When I Edit Area I see the correct Directory name for each scenery area but the Title Box is blank - for every area in my FSX world.
When I look at Allusers scenery.cfg I find that the Title= entry is missing, there is none!, for every scenery area - including the FSX defaults. I look in my scenery.cfg backup and the Title= entries are all there as expected.
The problem is that my most current backup is old - very old.
1) How did the Title= line for every scenery area get deleted?
2) Is there a way to get those Title= lines back in scenery.cfg without reinstalling all my addons?
3) How do I get the Title= back in for all the FSX default scenery items?
FSX works fine and my ORBX add ons, my Hawaiian PhotReal scenery, all of my nice freeware Swiss scenery, Misty Fjords, etc is still in place and shows up in FSX - I just can't easily find an particular entry in the SETTINGS - SCENERY LIBRARY