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Thread: The 'fsx.CFG.txt' or 'fs9.CFG.txt' files-- What are their purpose?

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    Default The 'fsx.CFG.txt' or 'fs9.CFG.txt' files-- What are their purpose?

    If the FSX.cfg or FS9.cfg; are the main files that take care of business, then what is the purpose of the simulator even producing a -CFG.txt file to accompany it? It in essence reads the same exact thing, but does nothing operational.

    If I want to experiment w/ a new .cfg file and put the old one in a storage folder while I'm testing, do I also need to put its matching -CFG.txt file away in the same folder?

    Or I can leave it outside in the main 'Users/(Name)/AppData/Roaming/Microsoft/FS9 or FSX folder, and it will sit there just fine w/o disrupting my test with the new .cfg file?

    Thanks,

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    fsx.CFG has the current time and date and is created every time FSX is closed

    fsx.CFG.txt has older time and time and was created when FSX crashed to create a log for Microsoft. It's not clear what, if anything, it ever did and can be deleted.

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    Ok thank you mgh. I had suspected that it was unnecessary, but didn't want to assume that and just delete it.
    Platforms: Dovetail Flight School, P3D(v2.5), FSX-steam(v10.0.62615.0), FS2004(v9.1), X-Plane(v7.63);

    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit; Hard-Drive: Toshiba HDWD110 (1TB); RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600;

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    PSU: Corsair 600CX (600 Watt);

    Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co. LTD. 970A-DS3P; Water Cooling: Antec Kuhler 620

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