Hi Glenn, thanks for your quick response. The reason X-Plane is in that directory is because I have two separate drives in my system. One for Windows and one for all my other programs. The "Program Files" folder in the D:/ drive is not actually the program files folder that the computer created. I just titled it that because I like keeping things organized. In reality, it's just a normal folder on a separate hard drive from Windows. I'd put it on the desktop, but I don't have enough space on my boot drive for it.
The reason I have the beta version is because I was having the exact same issue with version 11.11. I wanted to see if the beta made any difference. It did not make it any better or worse.
Maybe there''s something else I should try. I've scoured the internet, but no luck.