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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. Sean Vohs

    Sean Vohs

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    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

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    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. Sean Vohs

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    I'm running win7. So I just have to start the program with admin privileges?
     
  4. Sean Vohs

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    Alright, I got that, but now it won't let me change the .plr file. Ugh. Windows 7 annoys me sometimes.
     
  5. Ryan Callan

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    Just install it elsewhere (in an unprotected folder), like Dave recommends. Less hassle.
     
  6. Sean Vohs

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    I don't want to have to re-install with all my mods :(
     
  7. Sean Vohs

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    And what's considered an "unprotected folder"? It's in my program files(x86)\games\rfactor folder
     
  8. Ryan Callan

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    Not that kind of folder :)

    A folder that Windows doesn't keep strict control over. I dunno - c:\rFactor maybe?
     
  9. Sean Vohs

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    Ugh. I don't want to have to reinstall. Oh well :(

    Thanks guys!
     
  10. Ryan Callan

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    Takes 2 minutes to reinstall rFactor. I have several installs :)
     
  11. ExplosiveFace

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    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

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    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. anandsri85

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    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

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    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.

    Cheers