[Fix] “File access failed during version check” (Error 11018) – Final Fantasy XIV

“File access failed during version check” (Error 11018) occurs in Final Fantasy XIV. In order to fix it, follow these:

  • Open regedit application (Press Windows + R keys and type “regedit” in the search box)
  • Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Explorer.
  • Look for “Shell” and “User Shell” folders.
  • Edit “Personal” keys (in both of those folders) and set it to “C:\Users\YOUR PC USERNAME\My Documents\” (or whatever folder you want to set it as your preferred folder).
  • Save it and close regedit.
  • Launch Final Fantasy XIV.

This should fix “Error 11018” in ffxiv 🙂

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