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#4639470 - 12/09/23 07:09 PM WOTR pilot fault message  
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Maybe someone can help me with WOTR that I just made a new clean install on my desktop. The installation went o.k. and the V1.25 patch is installed. When I booted WOTR and then tried to set up a pilot I got the following screen message: Error Scanning or Reading Pilot Dossier Files!
I searched the forum and I could not find how to fix this problem. Any help would be very much appreciated.

#4639507 - 12/10/23 09:05 PM Re: WOTR pilot fault message [Re: RedOwl]  
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Strange issue, but sounds like a permissions on Windows or Anti Virus probably blocking WOTR.exe or its files.
Check the AV logs, and exclude WOTR files.

Also you may need to set WOTR.exe to run as an administrator in compatibility settings.

Last edited by Polovski; 12/11/23 10:19 PM. Reason: corrected WOTR for WOFF

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#4639540 - 12/11/23 07:56 PM Re: WOTR pilot fault message [Re: Polovski]  
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You mentioned WOFF in your reply. Don't you mean WOTR? I did as you suggested and checked out the AV logs. Excluded folders for both WOTR BoB and WOFF BH&H II are in my antivirus programs Malwarebytes and Windows 11 Defender. Should they be the .exe files and not the whole program folder for both programs? Also, I set the WOTR.exe to administrator to run the program and the fault still occurs. Tried two more clean re-installs of WOTR and the same message "Error Scanning or Reading Pilot Dossier Files!" still occurs when setting up a new pilot. Oddly enough, this fault has never happened with WOFF BH&H II currently installed with WOTR on my desktop. Out of curiosity, with the WOTR BoB installed with the fault, I installed the WOTR BoF and the V1.03 update to see if the fault might go away but it still appears when setting up a new pilot. I'm out of ideas for correcting the fault.

Last edited by RedOwl; 12/11/23 08:08 PM.
#4639542 - 12/11/23 10:18 PM Re: WOTR pilot fault message [Re: RedOwl]  
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Yes I mean WOTR of course. As per section 7 of the WOTR FAQ, I'd exclude the whole folder and specifically WOTR.exe, CFS3.exe, WOTR.dll and OTR.dll too from all scanning including heureristic.

Creating a pilot is very simple process, so it doesn't make a lot of sense. It needs to read and write to the dossier file. It is encrypted which sometimes causes AV programs to think they have found a virus sequence.

You can try gathering the files and logs in WOTR\Logs and send to support email please (do NOT post here) to see if there's something else there.

Do you have some other resident anti trojan / anti ransomware programs perhaps ?


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Polovski,
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Wings Over Flanders Fields and Wings Over The Reich
http://www.overflandersfields.com
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#4639543 - 12/12/23 12:34 AM Re: WOTR pilot fault message [Re: Polovski]  
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I excluded the whole WOTR folder in Malwarebytes and the fault is gone! I'm back in operation of WOTR.
Many kudos and thanks to you!

#4639553 - 12/12/23 11:01 AM Re: WOTR pilot fault message [Re: RedOwl]  
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Good news RedOwl!


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