How To: Use Multiple Independent Sets of Settings

By copying the settings file and creating a new icon to launch Command Flight Planner multiple independent settings can be supported within a single installation of the program with a shared aircraft and waypoint database.   You might use this to start the program with different default pilot details or a different default aircraft.

In this example we will create a new settings collection called "Biggles" for a particular pilot. 

The steps are:

  1. On the machine with an installation of Command Flight Planner locate the installation directory.   This will usually be one of these:
    • C:\Program Files\Command Flight Planner, or
    • C:\Program Files (x86)\Command Flight Planner
  2. Locate the Data directory inside the install directory.
  3. Locate the CFP.INI file in the Data directory.  This may appear as a file "CFP" of type "Configuration Settings" and should be between 3 and 6 kilobytes in size.
  4. Copy and paste the file.  This will create a file "CFP (Copy)" or the like in the same directory.
  5. Rename the copy "Biggles.INI"
  6. On the machine Desktop locate the "Command Flight Planner" icon.
  7. Copy and paste to create a new icon "Copy of Command Flight Planner" or the like.
  8. Right-click the new icon, select Rename, and rename the icon to something like "Command Flight Planner Biggles"
  9. Right-click the new icon and select Properties
  10. On the Shortcut tab, in the Target field, add -config "Biggles.INI" to the command so it looks like:
    "C:\Program Files\Command Flight Planner\CFP.EXE" -config "Biggles.INI"
  11. OK the changes.
  12. Start Command Flight Planner using the new icon and adjust the settings to suit Biggles.

You can create as many new sets of settings as you wish in this way.