A couple of days ago, I started a new install of FS9. It had been 6 years and with one minor glitch after another, it was time. Because I planned to port aircraft, gauges and some other stuff to the new install, I renamed my old install something else so as not to confuse the installation program and commenced the process (see active post this forum entitled: "Need help with interesting problem...". All seemed to go reasonably well until I turned the sim on this morning to see how things had gone (I'd been busy since the install and had not had a chance to check).
The problems I had been having with the old install were gone, and everything seemed OK... until I took off from KMVY on a flight to KACK in a C402. Default airports were fine, ATC working fine, sky and water OK, land masses OK, but very sparse buildings and no towns where towns ought to be (and were in the original install).
Question... What could be the root cause of the program not installing clusters of buildings and towns in places where it should have? Is there a special CAB file that contains that sort of data that might have been overlooked by the install? If so, where do I look, and how do I insert it? I really am not anxious to start over yet again if it can be avoided. I am not very good at this type of stuff and usually mess it up, so any assistance is most welcome.