Fans who bought the Xenoblade Chronicles X special edition, which came with a USB-mounted soundtrack selection, could be locked out from accessing a frequently used computer drive.


The Xenoblade USB stick blocks user access to the Y: drive as soon as you open up the soundtrack executable file, likely in an effort to prevent piracy. Unfortunately this change is never reverted, even when the stick is removed, meaning access to the Y: drive is permanently blocked.

Whether or not this is an immediate problem depends on how frequently you access the Y: drive, although many businesses tend to use late-alphabet lettering for networked file sharing. Also, only PC users are affected, as Mac and Linux operating systems cannot access the Windows executable file to begin with.

Unfortunately there are no other ways to extract the audio files from the USB stick at the moment. For now it might be best to keep it as a display item, and buy the soundtrack separately, if and when it sees an official release in the west.


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  1. Kasey says:

    I was quite easily able to break the Kakasoft secure tool in less then a few minute had the drive dd imaged and then wiped and replaced with just the files as flacs instead of wavs… I made a folder called soundtrack then copied flacs to the device… Also with the soundtrack.exe open you are unable to copy, paste, or use command prompt… Proof in the photo for the most part also mine was z not y for drive letter which was an active e drive letter for me as an external USB drive I had to revert and its kind of a pain. ..

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  2. Awesome lola says:

    Really…?!!Buy the sound track when it gets released in the west? Umm, we already paid for it when we got the special edition. “Nintendo is evil” and likes to make Americans suffer. Seriously, we all need to come together and boycott them for like 5 yrs. Then maybe they will respect our monies ????

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    • Sonny says:

      I doubt Sony will release the soundtrack over here (they run Sawano’s label Nintendo used for the soundtrack). The USB drive’s DRM is from them, it’s a Japanese music thing.

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