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Flight Simulator X
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Addit! Pro For Flight Simulator X

What's the best way to backup the program?

To backup Addit! Pro V7.x, you need to perform two steps:

1.  Make copies of the program and data files.
Save all files and all folders in your Addit! Pro folder structure. For example, if you installed the program to 'C:\Program Files\Addit! Pro FSX\' you would save:
     C:\Program Files\Addit! Pro FSX\
     C:\Program Files\Addit! Pro FSX\Addons\      (and all subfolders beneath this one)
     C:\Program Files\Addit! Pro FSX\Backups\
     C:\Program Files\Addit! Pro FSX\Cabinet\      (and all subfolders beneath this one)
     C:\Program Files\Addit! Pro FSX\Images\
     C:\Program Files\Addit! Pro FSX\Originals\    (and all subfolders beneath this one)
     C:\Program Files\Addit! Pro FSX\Settings\
To restore the backup, simply copy these files back to their original location.

2.  Export the program's registry data (optional).
You can also save Addit! Pro's registry information. This will save your registration name and unlocking number and most of your program settings. To do so follow these instructions:
     1.  Press the Start button, select Run and enter 'Regedit.exe'.
     2.  Using Regedit, navigate to the following key:
          Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Addit! Pro For Flight Simulator X
     3.  Highlight the key 'Addit! Pro For Flight Simulator X'.
     4.  Pull down the Registry menu and select Export.
     5.  Enter a filename such as 'C:\Addit! Pro FSX Backup Registry Data'.
     6.  Make sure 'Selected branch' is chosen under 'Export range'.
     7.  Select Save.
To restore the registry data, open Windows Explorer then double click on the file you saved ('C:\Addit! Pro FSX Backup Registry Data.reg' in the above example). 

Backup FAQ

Does Addit! Pro store any data files in Flight Simulator X's folder structure?
Addit! Pro may create backup copies of several simulator files like Scenery.cfg. It may also create backup panel and sound configuration files (these have the extension '.apb') and also Thumbnail Backup.jpg files.

Can I restore or move Flight Simulator X and/or Addit! Pro to a different drive or folder?
Flight Simulator X uses relative paths when saving folder names. Relative paths are paths that do not include a drive designation. So 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\FSX\Aircraft' is not a relative path, but something like '[FS]\Aircraft' is. So it should be possible to safely move Flight Simulator to a different drive or folder. 

The same is true for Addit! Pro. So, moving either application shouldn't cause problems. Be aware that once you move Addit! Pro to a new location, the shortcuts in Windows\Start Menu\Programs will no longer be accurate. You'll need to update them to point to the new folder.

What information does Addit! Pro store in the registry?
The program stores various settings in the registry at this location:
     Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Addit! Pro For Flight Simulator X
Addon information is stored in the database (Additpro.mdb) and not in the registry. That's why backing up the registry is optional. You won't lose any addon information if you forget to backup the registry.