July 23, 2019
Hi all, has anyone had this problem? I’ve unpacked the latest 2.6 TB build onto the root of a new hard drive formatted with ExFat. I’ve connected the drive as letter G: When I try to launch Launchbox I get two dozen dialog boxes saying “It appears that your LaunchBox\Data\._ColecoVision.xml file is corrupt; Launchbox cannot continue. Please try restoring a backup of the file from the Backups folder inside your LaunchBox root folder. Invalid character in the given encoding. Line 1, position 38.” There is one such dialog for every single emulated system, the error message about an invalid character and everything else is the same excep that the name of the system XML file changes.
The craziest part is there are no files by the names given at that path – There is no “._ColecoVision.xml” for example inside LaunchBox\Data. There are files with those names in Launchbox\Data\Platforms. I just unpacked this so I don’t understand why there would be any errors, let along an error in every single XML file.
Any idea how to fix this? I tried installing a newer version of Launchbox on top of the old one and the result is the exact same dozens of error dialogs.
Update: Found all the hidden “.” files on the LaunchBox folder and inside Data\Platforms and deleted them, and now it all runs! Thank you!!!!