CHECK YOUR SYSTEM AND PROFILE SETTINGS
Follow the guide Basic Windows 10|11 troubleshooting from top to bottom to sync your information.
CHECK THAT THE USERCFG FILE ISN'T SET TO READ-ONLY
You can check the file properties by right-clicking on the file and choosing Properties. If the Read-only attribute is checked, you can uncheck it and click OK.
By default, you'll find the UserCfg.opt at the following location:
Microsoft store version
C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft Flight Simulator
Ensure you have administrator rights to make changes to the computer.
- Open Settings
- Click on "Accounts" then "Family & other people"
- Select your account then click the "Change account type" button.
- Set your account as "Administrator"
UPDATE THE USERCFG FILE
Make sure that the UserCFG file points to the correct installation folder.
- Find the folder where your Official and Community packages are installed (for example D:\MSFS)
- Close Microsoft Flight Simulator
- Navigate to your UserCfg.opt file
- Open the UserCFG.opt file with Notepad
- Scroll down to the bottom of the page and delete the last line (for instance:)
- Copy-paste the path to the folder where your packages are installed OR Launch Microsoft Flight Simulator. You'll be prompted to choose the installation path.
- Click "Install Package Path" and select the folder where your packages are installed.