How do I open Starry Night so that it is facing in a direction other than south?

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    In Starry Night Pro and higher:

    Select File-Preferences and choose "General" from the dropbox on the upper left corner of the Preferences window. Move the "Default Viewing Direction" dial to the cardinal direction you want Starry Night to face at startup.

    In Starry Night Enthusiast/Digital Download:

    You can change the startup viewing direction by editing the text file \"Prefs.txt\" which is in the following folder on your hard drive: "C:\\Documents and Settings\Local Settings/Application Data/Imaginova Canada/Prefs" (Windows) \"Library-Preferences-SPACE.com-Enthusiast (Macintosh) There is a field in this file called "DefaultAzimuth" which has a value of "180.00". Change this value to \"0\" if you want Starry Night to open facing north, "270.00" to face west, or "90.00" to face east.

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      Colin Whipple

      My Windows 10 computer is determined to protect me from myself, and I can't find this folder.  Why can't you make it easier to do this?  I am using the Orion Special Edition.

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      Keiron Smith

      Hi Colin,

      Please look in Control Panel ---> Folders ---> choose to "Show Hidden folders".  Then you will be able to see the "Application Data" folder.

       

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      Colin Whipple

      The radio button for "Show hidden files, folders, and drives" is already chosen.

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      Keiron Smith

      So, where are you getting stuck? 

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      Colin Whipple

      There is no "Documents and Setting" folder under my C: drive




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      Keiron Smith

      Go Computer ---> (C:) --->Users ---> (username) --->AppData --->Local ---> Imaginova Canada --->Prefs 

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      Colin Whipple

      It was in a folder called CPAK under Prefs, and I needed to change it to 270 to face East, not to 90.

      It seems kind of primitive to be doing configuration changes by editing text files. Maybe the programmer is an old Unix guy?

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      Keiron Smith

      Thanks for the feedback, Colin.  You are actually using a very old version of Starry Night.  I recommend upgrading to version 7.

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