I know this is a bit old, but thought that would-be Googlers would hopefully find the answer...
It is easier that it would first appear( it stumped me for a bit too ). The 'settings' window doesn't show the FULL path to the folder it is trying to save to; even if you expand the data grid. When you tried and received:
Unable to create FS2000 file C:\Users\Owner\Documents\Flight Simulator X Files\EDDF-EHAM.PLN
Created PMDG 737NG File C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\MICROSOFT GAMES\MICROSOFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR X\PMDG\FLIGHTPLANS\EDDFEHAM.rte
It actually told you where it was trying to save the file. Your PMDG plan created successfully, but the .PLN did not. Though the options says 'FS2004/FSX', it actually only saves using the 2004 path. This is where you are running into trouble.
The Fix: Either use FSX( xml ) to export to the correct folder, or: Go to your Documents folder, where 'C:\users\CJ\Documents\Flight Simulator X Files
' is located, and create another folder without the 'X
'. This is the default FS2004 folder.
So you will have 'C:\users\CJ\Documents\Flight Simulator Files
, in the same folder with 'C:\users\CJ\Documents\Flight Simulator X Files
As for other formats, you will need to try to export the FP type, and when it errors, read the FULL path from the error window. Then create the path( even if a bunch of empty folders ), so that your plan will export correctly. It sounds like a bunch to deal with, but is pretty simple.NOTE
: What I did, was create a folder on my desktop called 'EXPORTED PLANS
'. Then I set my 'FS HOME
' path to this folder, and for every flight plan type I create, I add folders to this so the plan exports there. That way, I don't have to go all over the place trying to find the plans.
Hope that helps! ;-)