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SOLUTION for 'FATAL PROBLEM: Can't open main game directory. Make sure your "My Documents" folder is available'.

Posted: 05 Jan 2019, 08:07
by Dr.MonaLisa
Empire Earth 2 / Empire Earth 2: The Art of Supremacy

We have received two reports about problems with starting EE2 and EE2: AOS for the following reason:
FATAL PROBLEM:
--> Can't open main game directory.
Make sure your "My Documents" folder is available
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This problem is usually caused by the anti-ransomware modules enabled in your Antivirus.
Anti-ransomware modules block programs from writing access to specified directories. EE2 uses the "Documents" folder to store game data.

Thanks to player "Dre" we know that this problem affects Windows Defender users.
Please follow the following guides to learn how to disable this buggy feature:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/hel ... s-security
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