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GIMP wont start (Win8)

Nov 20, 2013, 05:49
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GIMP wont start (Win8)
Hi there! Smile I am unable to run GIMP, it keeps going "Not Responding" while its querying plugins. Its been a few months since I used it, but I havent added any plugins/fonts/or anything else.

Ive tried reinstalling, deleting GIMP profile (including an old 2.6 one) and this looked like it might work at first (managed to get to 80% done, which was alot further then before, but still no luck! It only manages about 50% of the way done now, however..) I really am not sure what else to do Sad

I'm running on an ASUS Laptop with Windows 8, is there some problem related to Win8?

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Nov 20, 2013, 16:12
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RE: GIMP wont start (Win8)
could maybe be you accidentally blocked gimp.

Try right-clicking the gimp icon (first the shortcut, then the exe if the shortcut doesn't work; found in the /bin/ folder I think, then click "Run As Administrator")

You'll get a prompt to run gimp, click yes or ok.

If this works, it means you have a permissions block on one of the gimp folders (maybe the plugins. Or all of the gimp folders.)

So you can try right-clicking on the gimp install file & "run as administrator" if the above fixed it.

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