Unfixable "Unable to open Scenery.cfg for reading" problem

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Andromeda
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Unfixable "Unable to open Scenery.cfg for reading" problem

Postby Andromeda » Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:41 pm

https://www.prepar3d.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=128445
I did all of thinks in this topic but It did not work. How can I solve this problem?

I'm using Prepar 3D v5 included hotfix 2. It's happening on Prepar3D v4.5 too.

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Re: Unfixable "Unable to open Scenery.cfg for reading" problem

Postby Andromeda » Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:12 pm

FYI. I'm using Windows 10 64bit and there are no addon and external scenery installed.

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Re: Unfixable "Unable to open Scenery.cfg for reading" problem

Postby downscc » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:23 pm

Follow the recommended troubleshooting steps in post pinned to top of this forum.

Delete your 'generated files' and see it that clears the problem.

Backup and delete scenery.cfg and run the P3D installer (as admin) and select REPAIR.
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Re: Unfixable "Unable to open Scenery.cfg for reading" problem

Postby Andromeda » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:16 pm

I've tried but it did not work.

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Re: Unfixable "Unable to open Scenery.cfg for reading" problem

Postby Martyson » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:59 pm

I've tried but it did not work.
Do you know where your scenery.cfg is located on your setup?
Best Regards,
Vaughan Martell (KDTW)

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Re: Unfixable "Unable to open Scenery.cfg for reading" problem

Postby Andromeda » Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:08 pm

I've tried but it did not work.
Do you know where your scenery.cfg is located on your setup?
Yes. I know. It's in C:\ProgramData\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v5

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Re: Unfixable "Unable to open Scenery.cfg for reading" problem

Postby Martyson » Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:09 pm

I've tried but it did not work.
Do you know where your scenery.cfg is located on your setup?
Yes. I know. It's in C:\ProgramData\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v5
See if you can open the file with e.g., NotePad (text editor).
Best Regards,
Vaughan Martell (KDTW)

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Re: Unfixable "Unable to open Scenery.cfg for reading" problem

Postby Andromeda » Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:42 pm

See if you can open the file with e.g., NotePad (text editor).
Checked. I can open.

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[General] Title=Prepar3D Scenery Description=Prepar3D Scenery Areas Data Clean_on_Exit=TRUE [Area.001] Title=Default Terrain Local=Scenery\World Layer=1 Active=TRUE Required=TRUE [Area.002] Title=Default Scenery Local=Scenery\BASE Layer=2 Active=TRUE Required=TRUE [Area.003] Title=0000 Base Local=Scenery\0000 Layer=3 Active=TRUE Required=FALSE [Area.004] Title=0001 Base Local=Scenery\0001 Layer=4 Active=TRUE Required=FALSE [Area.005] Title=0002 Base Local=Scenery\0002 Layer=5 Active=TRUE Required=FALSE [Area.006] Title=0003 Base Local=Scenery\0003 Layer=6 Active=TRUE Required=FALSE [Area.007] Title=0004 Base Local=Scenery\0004 Layer=7 Active=TRUE Required=FALSE [Area.008] Title=0005 Base Local=Scenery\0005 Layer=8 Active=TRUE Required=TRUE [Area.009] Title=0006 Base Local=Scenery\0006 Layer=9 Active=TRUE Required=FALSE [Area.010] Title=0007 Base Local=Scenery\0007 Layer=10 Active=TRUE Required=FALSE [Area.011] Title=0100 Base Local=Scenery\0100 Layer=11 Active=TRUE Required=FALSE 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Local=Scenery\1105 Layer=96 Active=TRUE Required=FALSE [Area.097] Title=1106 Base Local=Scenery\1106 Layer=97 Active=TRUE Required=FALSE [Area.098] Title=1107 Base Local=Scenery\1107 Layer=98 Active=TRUE Required=FALSE [Area.099] Title=Africa Local=Scenery\AFRI Layer=99 Active=TRUE Required=FALSE [Area.100] Title=Asia Local=Scenery\ASIA Layer=100 Active=TRUE Required=FALSE [Area.101] Title=Australia Local=Scenery\AUST Layer=101 Active=TRUE Required=FALSE [Area.102] Title=Eastern Europe Local=Scenery\EURE Layer=102 Active=TRUE Required=FALSE [Area.103] Title=Western Europe Local=Scenery\EURW Layer=103 Active=TRUE Required=FALSE [Area.104] Title=Central North America Local=Scenery\NAMC Layer=104 Active=TRUE Required=FALSE [Area.105] Title=Eastern North America Local=Scenery\NAME Layer=105 Active=TRUE Required=FALSE [Area.106] Title=Western North America Local=Scenery\NAMW Layer=106 Active=TRUE Required=FALSE [Area.107] Title=Oceania Local=Scenery\OCEN Layer=107 Active=TRUE Required=FALSE [Area.108] Title=South America Local=Scenery\SAME Layer=108 Active=TRUE Required=FALSE [Area.109] Title=Oshkosh Local=Scenery\Cities\Oshkosh Layer=109 Active=TRUE Required=FALSE [Area.110] Title=St. Maarten Local=Scenery\Cities\StMaarten Layer=110 Active=TRUE Required=FALSE [Area.111] Title=Rio de Janeiro Local=Scenery\Cities\Rio Layer=111 Active=TRUE Required=FALSE [Area.112] Title=Las Vegas Local=Scenery\Cities\LasVegas Layer=112 Active=TRUE Required=FALSE [Area.113] Title=Global, Generic & Vehicle Libraries Local=Scenery\Global Layer=113 Active=TRUE Required=TRUE [Area.114] Title=Istanbul Local=Scenery\Cities\Istanbul Layer=114 Active=TRUE Required=FALSE [Area.115] Title=Longleat Local=Scenery\Cities\Longleat Layer=115 Active=TRUE Required=FALSE [Area.116] Title=Berlin Local=Scenery\Cities\Berlin Layer=116 Active=TRUE Required=FALSE [Area.117] Title=Edwards_AFB Local=Scenery\Cities\Edwards_AFB Layer=117 Active=TRUE Required=FALSE [Area.118] Title=Eglin Local=Scenery\Cities\Eglin Layer=118 Active=TRUE Required=FALSE [Area.119] Title=KORL Local=Scenery\Cities\KORL_OrlandoExecutive Layer=119 Active=TRUE Required=FALSE [Area.120] Title=Langley_AFB Local=Scenery\Cities\KLFI_Langley_AFB Layer=120 Active=TRUE Required=FALSE [Area.121] Title=FortRucker Local=Scenery\Cities\FortRucker Layer=121 Active=TRUE Required=FALSE [Area.122] Title=Iwakuni Local=Scenery\Cities\Iwakuni Layer=122 Active=TRUE Required=FALSE [Area.123] Title=TwentyNine_Palms Local=Scenery\Cities\TwentyNine_Palms Layer=123 Active=TRUE Required=FALSE [Area.124] Title=Washington_DC Local=Scenery\Cities\Washington_DC Layer=124 Active=TRUE Required=FALSE [Area.125] Title=Rockhampton Local=Scenery\Cities\Rockhampton Layer=125 Active=TRUE Required=FALSE [Area.126] Title=Kennedy_Space_Center Local=Scenery\Cities\Kennedy_Space_Center Layer=126 Active=TRUE Required=FALSE [Area.127] Title=Orlando Local=Scenery\Cities\Orlando Layer=127 Active=TRUE Required=FALSE [Area.128] Title=SanDiego Local=Scenery\Cities\SanDiego Layer=128 Active=TRUE Required=FALSE [Area.129] Title=Bathymetry Local=Scenery\Bathymetry Layer=129 Active=TRUE Required=FALSE [Area.130] Title=Sharurah Local=Scenery\Cities\Sharurah Layer=130 Active=TRUE Required=FALSE [Area.131] Title=Randolph_AFB Local=Scenery\Cities\KRND_Randolph_AFB Layer=131 Active=TRUE Required=FALSE

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Re: Unfixable "Unable to open Scenery.cfg for reading" problem

Postby Martyson » Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:43 pm


See if you can open the file with e.g., NotePad (text editor).
Checked. I can open.
Then P3D should be able to also.

Are you starting P3D as Administrator?

Do you have a virus checker running / blocking files?


You could review / run through all the General Debugging Steps :
https://www.prepar3d.com/forum/viewtopi ... 2&t=123246
Best Regards,
Vaughan Martell (KDTW)

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Re: Unfixable "Unable to open Scenery.cfg for reading" problem

Postby Andromeda » Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:42 pm

Then P3D should be able to also.

Are you starting P3D as Administrator?

Do you have a virus checker running / blocking files?


You could review / run through all the General Debugging Steps :
https://www.prepar3d.com/forum/viewtopi ... 2&t=123246
Yes, I'm starting P3D as an administrator. I've no antivirüs or virüs checker. Also, Windows defender is disabled. I did all of the thinks in General Debugging Steps.

Prepar3D version = Prepar3D_v5_5.0.24.34874
Operating system = Windows 10 Pro Version 2004
All add-ons installed (applications, scenery, vehicles, etc.) = No Addon Installed
Hardware (graphics card, CPU, RAM, displays, etc.) = GTX1060, 16GB 3000mHz 2x 8GB RAM , Intel I5 7400 CPU
Changes made to your system – overclocking, graphics accelerators (NVIDIA Inspector), debuggers = There are no overclocking in my system. Only Runs Advanced System Care on background.
Changes to Prepar3D's settings or configuration files = No changes. Newly installed.
Crash logs or error messages = There are no crash reports.

Here is the message:
https://prnt.sc/tsbr1r

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Re: Unfixable "Unable to open Scenery.cfg for reading" problem

Postby Martyson » Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:21 pm

@ Andromeda ,

"overclocking in my system. Only Runs Advanced System Care on background." (from you last post).
What is this?

"I'm using Prepar 3D v5 included hotfix 2" (from your first post).

"Prepar3D version = Prepar3D_v5_5.0.24.34874" (from you last post).
This is P3Dv5 HF1 not HF2 ?

I had a look at my cfg and your cfg file.

My P3Dv4 and P3Dv5 cfg is in this order:
Area.131]
Title=Randolph_AFB
Local=Scenery\Cities\KRND_Randolph_AFB
Active=TRUE
Required=FALSE
Layer=181

Yours is in this order:
[Area.131]
Title=Randolph_AFB
Local=Scenery\Cities\KRND_Randolph_AFB
Layer=131
Active=TRUE
Required=FALSE
Best Regards,
Vaughan Martell (KDTW)

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Re: Unfixable "Unable to open Scenery.cfg for reading" problem

Postby JorgenSA » Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:48 pm

@Andromeda,

You need to:

1. Get HF2 and install it (client only will do), and

2. Turn Advanced System Care off when running P3D.

Let us know how things are going when you have done that.

Jorgen
System: i7-7700K @ 4.66 GHz, ASUS Z170-A motherboard, 16 GB 3200 MHz DDR4 RAM, nVidia GTX 960 w/ 4 GB DDR5 VRAM, Windows 10 Home.

All views and opinions expressed here are entirely my own. I am not a Lockheed-Martin employee.

Andromeda
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Re: Unfixable "Unable to open Scenery.cfg for reading" problem

Postby Andromeda » Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:00 pm

@ Andromeda ,

"overclocking in my system. Only Runs Advanced System Care on background." (from you last post).
What is this?

"I'm using Prepar 3D v5 included hotfix 2" (from your first post).

"Prepar3D version = Prepar3D_v5_5.0.24.34874" (from you last post).
This is P3Dv5 HF1 not HF2 ?

I had a look at my cfg and your cfg file.

My P3Dv4 and P3Dv5 cfg is in this order:
Area.131]
Title=Randolph_AFB
Local=Scenery\Cities\KRND_Randolph_AFB
Active=TRUE
Required=FALSE
Layer=181

Yours is in this order:
[Area.131]
Title=Randolph_AFB
Local=Scenery\Cities\KRND_Randolph_AFB
Layer=131
Active=TRUE
Required=FALSE
@Andromeda,

You need to:

1. Get HF2 and install it (client only will do), and

2. Turn Advanced System Care off when running P3D.

Let us know how things are going when you have done that.

Jorgen
Sorry, that's my fault. I copied the old installers' version in my previous message. My version is P3D v5.0.31.35253 and installed it clearly. Sorry for my bad. Removed Advanced system care and tried but nothing changed.

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Re: Unfixable "Unable to open Scenery.cfg for reading" problem

Postby Martyson » Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:07 pm

@ Andromeda ,

“Sorry, that's my fault. I copied the old installers' version in my previous message. My version is P3D v5.0.31.35253”

That is what I had thought. All ok.

Did you reboot your PC and recheck P3Dv4 ?
Best Regards,
Vaughan Martell (KDTW)

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Re: Unfixable "Unable to open Scenery.cfg for reading" problem

Postby JorgenSA » Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:14 pm

@Andromeda,

The scenery.cfg that we are interested in is located in C:\ProgramData\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v5.

Right-click on it and select Properties - at the bottom of that screen, under the heading Attributes, are there any check marks there?

Jorgen
System: i7-7700K @ 4.66 GHz, ASUS Z170-A motherboard, 16 GB 3200 MHz DDR4 RAM, nVidia GTX 960 w/ 4 GB DDR5 VRAM, Windows 10 Home.

All views and opinions expressed here are entirely my own. I am not a Lockheed-Martin employee.


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