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I don't have a .plr file. Is that normal?

Discussion in 'rFactor' started by Sean Vohs, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. I can't seem to find my rFactor .plr file. Anyone know where it may be? I've checked my entire rFactor folder and My Documents.
  2. Dave Stephenson

    Dave Stephenson
    Technical Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    if you are running vista/win7, depending on where you have it installed you need run with administrator privilages or it cannot create/edit files.

    Had that problem a couple of weeks back. I just install outside of Windows protected folders now.
  3. I'm running win7. So I just have to start the program with admin privileges?
  4. Alright, I got that, but now it won't let me change the .plr file. Ugh. Windows 7 annoys me sometimes.
  5. Just install it elsewhere (in an unprotected folder), like Dave recommends. Less hassle.
  6. I don't want to have to re-install with all my mods :(
  7. And what's considered an "unprotected folder"? It's in my program files(x86)\games\rfactor folder
  8. Not that kind of folder :)

    A folder that Windows doesn't keep strict control over. I dunno - c:\rFactor maybe?
  9. Ugh. I don't want to have to reinstall. Oh well :(

    Thanks guys!
  10. Takes 2 minutes to reinstall rFactor. I have several installs :)
  11. I run Win7 and could find my .plr either, but I found it after a search. It's found under 'C:\Users\[UserName]\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\rFactor\UserData\[PlayerName]\[PlayerName].plr'

    To change the .plr, open Notepad as Administrator and open the file.
  12. Dave Stephenson

    Dave Stephenson
    Technical Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Mine is on Win7 and they are in the individual installs folder, I did install from the rf_lite installer though, maybe that makes a difference.

    As For re-installing get rf_Lite from rfc, install to a new location, copy over your gamedata/userdata etc. then uninstall the old one. bish bash bosh all your mods and tracks are all ready to go without ever messing around with a single rar file.
  13. hello friend i am so much thanx to all i need that kind of knowledge so that is help full for me

  14. Andrew Scott

    Andrew Scott
    Virtual Hoon! Premium Member

    Thanks M8, you just saved my PC from certain death, could'nt find my player files in the normal place after upgrading from XP, I had searched everywhere, one thing to add though, you need to turn on "hidden folders" in folder options otherwise you'll never find the Appdata file, lol.