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Announcing TweakFS Explorer For FSX

Posted on Sun, 04 Mar 2007 15:11:25 GMT
Now available is TweakFS Explorer, a utility that Flight Simulator power users and developers will find useful for "getting under the hood" and fiddling with FSX. For full details on what it can do, click on Read More.

The TweakFS Explorer is a utility which will be very useful for those of us who like fiddling with FSX. If you are reading this it is very likely you are either a developer or one of those special breed of simulator pilots who just love to tweak flight simulator (and we know that you do, otherwise you wouldn't be here would you?). In fact you may at times even find more enjoyment out of getting "under the hood" and tweaking and creating than you do flying.

You may want to think of this utility as a Windows Explorer with a difference, designed and purpose-built from the ground up with FSX in mind. It adds many integrated tools in the one location, making it a hub from which FS developers, advanced users and webmasters alike will find it easy to work from and with.

For those of us who do spend a lot of time down in the bowels of our FS installation endlessly manipulating files, more often than not we find our activities revolving around the Windows Explorer or some other file manager. However none of these are really designed with FSX in mind as they are generic in nature, designed for any purpose.

The TweakFS Explorer is a tool we personally have always wanted but could never find, so we decided to roll our sleeves up and make it ourselves.


Here is a partial list of the main features:

  • Button/Menu links to all TweakFS utilities
  • Button/Menu link to automatically launch FSX
  • Direct Button/Menu links to FSX cfg files (e.g. fsx.cfg)
  • Links to Windows applets (eg. Add/Remove Programs)
  • Unlimited number of user-assigned folder shortcuts
  • Unlimited number of user-created file filters
  • Unlimited number of custom shortcuts to other tools
  • Integrated Image Viewer
  • Integrated Email program (supports attachments)
  • Integrated Web Browser
  • Integrated Recycle Bin tool
  • Integrated File Shredder
  • Integrated FSX Registry tool
  • Integrated IP resolution tool
  • Integrated TraceRoute tool (check network problems)
  • Integrated ZIP creation and extraction tool
  • Integrated FTP upload and download tool

Download iconDon't forget... We have a huge selection (over 24,000 files) of free mods and add-ons for FSX, P3D & X-Plane in the file library.  Files include aircraft, scenery, and utilities  All are free-to-download and use - you don't even need to register.  Browse on down to the file library here.

Ian Stephens

About Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens is a flight simulation enthusiast also with a keen interest in aviation and technology.  Ian spends a lot of his time experimenting with various simulator packages but has a love for Microsoft Flight Simulator X because of the huge selection of add-ons available.  However, Ian also has copies of Prepar3D and X-Plane installed. 

Ian has been writing for Fly Away Simulation for over 9 years.  Should you wish, you can contact Ian via email at


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