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I just ran into the problem discussed in this older thread: http://forums.thedarkmod.com/topic/18562-dr-unhandled-exception/


I checked darkradiant.log and it said:


2019-03-13 14:19:54 (13600) XMLRegistry: Importing XML file: C:/Users/user/AppData/Roaming/DarkRadiant/filters.xml
2019-03-13 14:19:54 (13600) Unhandled Exception: Unable to load file: C:/Users/user/AppData/Roaming/DarkRadiant/filters.xml
I looked at filter.xml and it was an empty document (well, a bunch of spaces). I deleted it and then DR started up fine.
So all is well. Attached is the bad 'filters.xml' file, if anyone is interested. Seems like a pretty minor bug.


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  • 2 weeks later...

Yeah last I recall, the general thing I was told was to delete the DR temp folder in AppData and restart. Not sure what causes it myself but I think it's been a persistent (if primarily annoying) bug that's been around for a while.

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I just started having this problem this morning. I tried to follow the steps above but I must be doing something wrong. Couldn't find Appdata/Roaming under users, nothing close. I found some xml files just under the normal darkmod/DR folder. I made a copy of them in a separate folder on my desktop if greebo would like a look at them. But deleting them out of the DR folder didn't fix anything next time I restarted.

Doing some digging on my machine the only files anywhere that resemble appdata/roaming are under Windows/WinSxS or something crazy, in the screen you can see they don't seem to relate at all. I feel like not even close here.

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It must be located where Joe says.

Something like that:


Most probably the folder "AppData" is hidden on your machine. Check your credentials and settings.

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I can reproduce the crash on Linux using the corrupted filters.xml in the original post, so I can investigate the problem on Linux (which will hopefully fix it on Windows too, although it's not so easy for me to test that side of things).

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