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2.8 installed to weird c:\folder

Nov 6, 2012, 00:23
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2.8 installed to weird c:\folder
Gimp 2.8 installed to C:\Program Files\GIMP 2 on a Win 7 x64; default install for 32-bit apps is C:\Program Files (x86). Does any one know why? I'm totally stumped!
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Nov 6, 2012, 11:22
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RE: 2.8 installed to weird c:\folder
The windows gimp 2.8 installer contains files for both 32 bit and 64 bit file systems.
If interested: Unpack the installer you see this, screenshot of the installer files v. the installation in a 32 bit Win7 look at the file sizes.
http://i.imgur.com/QSc2U.jpg

Yours will be the 64 bit installation.

If you want to install Gimp to other than the default location, select custom install right at the beginning. (before this screenshot)
[Image: PlmvZ.jpg]

But, bottom line is. Does it work now?

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Nov 8, 2012, 20:57
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RE: 2.8 installed to weird c:\folder
(Nov 6, 2012 11:22)rich2005 Wrote:  The windows gimp 2.8 installer contains files for both 32 bit and 64 bit file systems.
If interested: Unpack the installer you see this, screenshot of the installer files v. the installation in a 32 bit Win7 look at the file sizes.
http://i.imgur.com/QSc2U.jpg

Yours will be the 64 bit installation.

If you want to install Gimp to other than the default location, select custom install right at the beginning. (before this screenshot)
[Image: PlmvZ.jpg]

But, bottom line is. Does it work now?

Actually, it's worked just fine from the moment of install. However, I found nothing on Gimp.org stating that the installer or that 2.8.2 is now both x32 & x64 capable. Last I read, x64 was Not recommended (by Gimp.org) as it wasn't an *official* release, although that was for version 2.6 and older, admittedly.

And since it installed to C:\Program Files directory on a x64 OS, that means the correct version of Gimp was installed...yeah! Thank you very much for providing that info for me, I wouldn't have known Gimp was now officially x64 compatible otherwise.
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