This is the same error posted in about every Wrye Bash comment section. You simply have a non English language character that has to be removed. That error has been attempted to be resolved tens if not hundreds of times.
With that said though, the error is happening in a file that doesn't belong to Wrye Bash at all. So this error is more of a system issue.
It could be any one of these things:
1) A char in your User name
2) A char in your Downloaded file name
3) Contents of the zip/rar download may contain a file with non ASCII chars
4) Folder names of the zip/rar download may contain a file with non ASCII chars
5) Contents or TXT, INI, HTML, XML, CSV files of the zip/rar download may have non ASCII chars
I won't know where the char is and Wrye Bash can't help you find it either. Another thing you can try is changing your language settings if more then one variation of your preferred language is available from Windows. Sometimes you have only one choice, which in that case you won't be able to use Wrye Bash.
One last thing though. I really hate that really small abridged log file. Unfortunatly that's all the user gets. I wish there was a more automatic way to create a more complete debug log file automatically. At the top of every Wrye Bash page is a link to a document for troubleshooting that asks you to run Wrye Bash in debug mode. For example then I would know what language you have, the version of Wrye Bash, the codepage, and so on. I would really appreciate it if users would follow the link. Here is a quick link to the section that pertains to the Standalone version. The guide says to change to "path\to\Mopy" which is telling you to change to the location where Wrye Bash is installed. Yeah you kinda need to know that.
What that basically wants you to do is to run the Wrye Bash.exe with the -d command line parameter. If you ran the EXE installer there is also a Wrye Bash menu in the Windows Start menu that has a shortcut already that enables debug mode.
Once you have a BashBugDump.log in your mopy folder, post it here.
Edited by Sharlikran, 15 July 2018 - 11:12 PM.