FS9 uses the scenery.cfg in the root FS9 folder.
The scenery.cfg in the AP Data folder is created by FS when you have a crash so it can be sent to Microsoft should you choose to do so.
BTW, don't bother choosing to send the info to Microsoft, nobody there to accept it.
To the best of my memory, your issue of FS constantly rebuilding the database has always been caused by bad scenery files.
You say you disabled all your addon scenery, have you looked closely at your default scenery folders for addon files?
As an example, everyone puts their traffic files in Scenery\World\scenery, which is a default scenery folder, and those qualify as scenery files.
Many addons have you place files in the default scenery folders including programs like Ultimate Terrain, etc. (not that I think that UT is the cause).
Do you have a clean copy of FS9 somewhere on your system? It is a good idea after a clean install to copy the virgin FS somewhere safe.
If you do there is a nice little program called WinMerge (freeware) that will compare files and folders on a binary level that you could use to compare your working copy of FS to your virgin copy of FS.
Just a few thoughts, hope you can sort this out 'cause it ain't right.
Last edited by StringBean; 07-24-2012 at 05:02 PM.
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