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How Do You Fix Baldur’s Gate 3 Filesystem Error & .Net Core Error?

Sometimes, random, inexplicable errors just sort of fall out of the ether.
Image via Larian Studios

One thing you swiftly learn upon becoming a PC gamer is that running games on PCs is not an… exact science. Sometimes, random, inexplicable errors just sort of fall out of the ether, and if you’re not well-versed in the lingo (or even if you are, sometimes), it can look like complete gibberish. There are a couple of potential errors in Baldur’s Gate 3 like that, but thankfully, there are solutions. So, how do you fix the Filesystem and .Net Core errors in Baldur’s Gate 3?

How Do You Fix Baldur’s Gate 3 Filesystem Error?

The Filesystem error in Baldur’s Gate 3 looks a little something like this:

“FileSystem error
Failed to create dir: \\?\\Larian Studios\Baldur’s Gate 3
The system cannot find the path specified.”

Looks like potato salad, right? But it’s actually a very simple problem, likely brought about by an overzealous antivirus program. You just need to let your computer know it’s safe.

  • Open Windows Security and go to Virus & Threat Protection
  • Go to Manage ransomware protection and find Controlled folder access
  • Turn Controlled folder access off
  • Find the Baldur’s Gate 3 EXE file in the game’s files and set it to run as an administrator
  • Finally, right-click on your documents folder in Explorer, and go to properties
  • Switch to the Location tab and click Restore Defaults

This should keep your antivirus utility from messing with the game’s files.

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How Do You Fix Baldur’s Gate 3 .Net Core Error?

If you have a second drive mounted to your computer like an SSD and have the files for Baldur’s Gate 3 installed there, you may get this error:

“To run this application you must install .net core. Would you like to download it now?”

This arises if you have your %programfiles% folder stored in the secondary drive rather than your main C drive. To fix this, just move the %programfiles% folder over to your C drive. You can keep your files on your secondary drive, just make a different directory for them. That %programfiles% folder does need to be in your C drive, though.

As a last note, remember to ensure your OS and graphical drivers are always up-to-date. If you’ve got outdated drivers, they could be causing some manner of conflict with a game’s files. Oh, and make sure the game’s files are up-to-date as well.

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