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Cannot Click "Browse" in OpenIV

  • When I get to the part of OpenIV where you must provide a path to the GTA V game folder, I cannot press the "Browse" button. This is a known issue with my computer (similarly cannot upload files on Discord, administrator mode doesn't help). Is there any other possible way to specify a path in OpenIV? You can't type in the box, you can't copy/paste into it, so I'm at a bit of a loss.

  • @Sevelrand
    Not sure how well this will work :thinking:, no guarantees, but try:

    C:\Users\YOUR_USERNAME_HERE\AppData\Local\New Technology Studio\OpenIV\Application.xml

    In the '<game>' section of that 'Application.xml' is a '<path>' line, try putting the folder path to your GTA V root folder in that line & see what happens.


        <platform id="pc">
          <game id="Five" version="4.1" core="4.0" path="C:\Users\YOUR_USERNAME_HERE\AppData\Local\New Technology Studio\Apps\OpenIV\OpenIV.exe" configured="True">
              <path>C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\Grand Theft Auto V\</path> <!-- path to GTAV root folder here -->

    'YOUR_USERNAME_HERE' = Your Personal Windows Username (so edit that with anything else you need to, if copying & pasting/looking for that file path etc)

  • @a63nt-5m1th Say, thanks! However, it has not resulted in any change. I didn't have Application.xml to begin with, so I think that's part of the configuration process. I'm curious as to what the command line commands would do, specifically "core.game.select:false", what change that would have if I had the Application.xml path assigned. However, I don't know how to use the command line :sweat_smile:

  • @Sevelrand
    The 'Application.xml' should be created during the install of OpenIV, so that's your problem.

    Try uninstalling & then reinstalling OpenIV, but when you reinstall it, right-click the 'ovisetup.exe' & select ':shield: Run as Administrator' & see if that works. Also, do the same thing when starting OpenIV after install.

    It's probably a permissions issue though, especially as your PC is having other issues related to that, so if ':shield: Run as Administrator' doesn't work, try running a Permissions Repair in Windows Safe Mode with Tweaking.com's Windows Repair. Instructions here. That will reset your folder/file permissions to Windows default.

    Just use the free version. It's fully functional for standard repairs, no need to pay for the pro version. Pro version just adds support for automatic updates, an enhanced drive cleaner, memory cleaner, speed tweaks etc. You don't need any of that for a Permissions Repair.
    Free & Pro are both contained within the same download/install. Once installed, just close any screens that offer you the Pro Version etc.

    Uninstall OpenIV before running the repair & then reinstall it again after & see if that works to solve your issue &/or at the very least see if an 'Application.xml' is created that you can then edit manually etc. Hopefully :fingers_crossed:, it fixes all your known issues with your computer :thumbsup:

    The 'core.game.select:false' just tells OpenIV to skip the PC/PS3/Xbox/GTAV/GTAIV/RDR2 etc game select that appears at startup by default, but that only applies once you have fully configured OpenIV & have an 'Application.xml' for it to refer to as to what default settings it should use. It's just so you don't have to go through the game select screens everytime you launch OpenIV if you only ever use it for GTA V on PC etc & never any other game or system.
    It's exactly the same as unticking the ':black_square_button: Show "Select game and Platform" dialog on startup' option in the General tab of OpenIV's Options (F4) :thumbsup:.

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