It is probably advisable to make back-ups of your scenery.cfg files before using this tool. We believe that this tool is safe and we have been using this tool ourselves, however, we make no claim that it is perfect and accept no responsibility for damage to your FlightSimulator installation. Usual Warranty disclaimers apply; see the Licence. (The “Save As” functionality can be used for backing up scenery files.)
On first loading you should get the startup screen with warning box, as shown, press OK
This will take you to the preferences dialogue where you should either select the the button corresponding to required FSim (9/10) or browse to find the required directory.
If you use ORBX or FTXCentral - I would recommend you set the Automatically restore groups from backup option.
There are a number of other options on this screen and if you are using a networked system you may wish to set the filesystem aliases now. See the technical notes below. Otherwise leave them blank, and keep the “Follow the NewScenery convention” option set.
When you then press OK on the preferences, the default scenery file will be loaded. The program will load this file by default from now on.
All users must do the above procedure, after which you should be presented with a view similar to list view shown below.
Assuming all appears as in the list view, if you're non-technical please go to the Introductory Use section below.
HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Microsoft Games/Flight Simulator/9.0/Exe Path
(If you have changed this to not point to your FS9 installation this will not work)
The registry key looked for for FSX is:
HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Microsoft Games/Flight Simulator/10.0/SetupPath
For Windows 64 compatibility the WOW6432Node is also checked.