I'm having issues installing Gimp on my new computer: a Lenovo Ideacentre 710 running Windows 10. When attempting to start the installation, I get an error message saying:
"Folder names cannot include any of the following characters: / : * ? < > l".
Can anyone shed any light on this? I've tried several versions of Gimp and I keep hitting the same wall.
1) Where did you get the installer? (URL?)
2) What Gimp version?
AFAIK the default install in Windows is in "C:\Program FIles\GIMP2" and there is nothing under that with strange characters in the name....
04-13-2017, 09:38 PM
(This post was last modified: 04-13-2017, 09:39 PM by chicoruiz.)
1. I downloaded from the GIMP site; using the regular (non-bit-torrent) version. Is there a recommended site from which to download?
2. I tried version 2.8.20 first; when it didn't work I tried 2.8.16, which didn't work either.
Strange, can you try to force the install to some specific directory (c:\Gimp2 or else).
I'm too stupid to know how to do that...as soon as I click on the icon, the auto-install program begins and I don't know how to take control of it.
IIRC somewhere in the first panels you should be able to choose some non-default install, and the install directory.
But can you make a screen shot with the error message (and anything else on the screen that could be pertinent)?