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How to beat the BSP Ripper woes

How to beat the BSP Ripper woes

I recently upgraded to Windows 10 and I was painfully reminded what a mission it can be to get the BSP Ripper working.

With Windows 7 and below it was not usually an issue, but the later operating systems don't make it easy.
As we all know the default installation path is C:\Program Files\BSP Ripper or if you run 64-bit C:\Program Files (x86) BSP Ripper.

Once you run the Ripper the first time you'll see it creates 5 folders within its installation folder:
ExtractedFiles
Library
NewMPAKs
Sounds
Temp


If it does not it means the operating system did not give the program permissions to do this. I tried to manually change the security settings, but it changed nothing. I figured out to where it will extract the mpaks in this scenario: C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\VirtualStore
USERNAME is your unique user name to login to WIndows.


There are 2 fixes for this. The first one is to run the program as an Administrator. The second is a different installation path.


FIX 1
Right click the shortcut and select Run as Administrator.
Otherwise you can browse to where the program is installed, right click on BSPRipper.exe and select Properties. Go to the Compatibility tab and tick Run this program as an administrator. Now every time it will automatically launch as Administrator. You just need to allow UAC to launch the program. If you do not want this to happen the entire time then follow fix 2.

FIX 2
Install the BSP Ripper directly to the root of the hard drive, for example C:\.
If you have a secondary hard drive (like I do) you can install it to Program Files on that drive (as it is not the protected OS drive aka drive C), for example D:\Program Files\BSP Ripper.


Happy Ripping.

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Re: How to beat the BSP Ripper woes

Have fun with Windows 10. Hope it doesn't crash like Windows 8.1 was. It did for me both Windows 10 and 8.1, so I moved to Windows 7. Just to let you know.

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