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Preferences Problem

Nov 26, 2010, 00:00 (This post was last modified: Nov 26, 2010 01:31 by lwhiting.)
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Preferences Problem
Okay, I use GIMP because I a starving artist (photographer). I'm having a couple of problems when I run GIMP, but my problem is I'm a photographer not a computer type guy. First once I start GIMP and it completes loading I get a little message box everytime that says:

'Unable to open test swap file. To avoid data loss...blah, blah, ....define your preferences (currently "c:\windows\system32\confg\systemprofile\.gimp-2.6")

Also when using GIMP I get following message from time to time:

"failed to create thumbnail folder (C:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\thumbnails\normal)."

Guess I should mention I have VISTA

I also have a problem with the preview, it will not preview any picture file.

Again I'm nowhere near a computer expert but some help would be appreciated, cheers.
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Nov 26, 2010, 00:39
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RE: Preferences Problem
I haven't got such directories on my XP system. Gimp keeps all his stuff under your own profile directory (in a .gimp-2.6 directory, next to your "Application Data" for all the settings, and in a .thumbnails directory, at same level, for the thumbnails).

Go to Edit/Preferences, "Folders" section. My "swap" is defined as ".gimp-2.6"

Either your installation is hosed, or Gimp can't create its usual directories (access rights?), and is trying to fall back to some other location that doesn't work either.

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Nov 26, 2010, 01:32
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RE: Preferences Problem
Guess I should mention I have VISTA
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