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    I accidentally changed the Air file in FS9 and can't figure out how to change it back to notepad. When i select notepad and open it all i can see in the file is a mixture of characters and numbers, having not opened the air file before, i don't know if that is the way it should look. Help please.
    My Specs. Windows 10, Intel I5-10400 12M cache up to 4.3 GHz, 6 Cores , 16GB RAM DDR5, GTX 1060 6GB VRAM.

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    You are seeing what are called "control characters" which are closer to binary and machine language.

    Don't use notepad to edit an air file, search the "must have" files for FS9 and get a copy of AIRED ("air-ed").
    You can edit air files to your heart's content, just be careful with the changes you make.

    Aired will show you a type of "branch" display and what kind of actions those numbers control. The usual important stuff you'll want to edit are found near the top of the data and in "section 1101", you'll see what I mean once you install Aired.

    Once you have it installed (you can install it pretty much anywhere), right click on a .air file and chose the "Open with" function, then select Aired and you're done. After that, you can just double click on your .air files and they'll automatically open in Aired.
    Last edited by BobSeaman; 11-11-2020 at 04:47 PM.

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    which aircraft did you edit? or are you talking about the fs9.cfg

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    Thanks guys, All the files went back to default. I'll look into Air-Ed. Does anyone know if it works in WIN 10?
    My Specs. Windows 10, Intel I5-10400 12M cache up to 4.3 GHz, 6 Cores , 16GB RAM DDR5, GTX 1060 6GB VRAM.

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    Yes, I am running a version of AirEd in Windows 10. I use it all the time. I have never had a problem.
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    Thanks for that. Sorry for the late reply, life you know.
    My Specs. Windows 10, Intel I5-10400 12M cache up to 4.3 GHz, 6 Cores , 16GB RAM DDR5, GTX 1060 6GB VRAM.

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