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Anything but .XCF gets "Unknow Filetype" error
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Hello,

I have re-installed GIMP 2.10.22 on laptop on which GIMP refuses to open any graphics file type except .XCF since a few days. On my other systems GIMP 2.10.22 is running without problems.

I have not found a soltution, but based on a few threads I have found my path to the Plugin directory is probably the reason.
I found this problem on:
- https://discuss.pixls.us/t/cant-open-files-solved/6339
- https://www.gimp-forum.net/Thread-Anythi...n+filetype
The presented solutions do not work for me.

I have tried both the default and custom 2.10.22 installation in Dutch and in English. I am an experienced Windows users and I use GIMP on Linux as well. I uninstalled GIMP and cleaned my Registry and hidden folders before each clean installation.

My EDIT -> Preferences -> Folders -> Plugins show:
- C:\Users\My_username\AppData\Roaming\GIMP\2.10\plug-ins
- C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\lib\gimp\2.0\plug-ins
I did use the "reset to default button" as well.

My Windows folders shows an empty folder at:
C:\Users\My_username\AppData\Roaming\GIMP\2.10\plug-ins
My windows explorer shows the plugins folder at:
C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\lib\gimp\2.0\plug-ins

This folder however does NOT show executables as stated in the above mentioned threads, but it contains sub-folders which do contain each the executable of the file type:
e.g. ..\file-jpeg which contains ..\file-jpeg\file-jpeg.exe

I even tried to add the file-jpeg folder via the dialog to the list of pluging folders, but it does not solve my problem.

Please tell me what to do to restore GIMP on my laptop.
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#2
(02-03-2021, 05:00 PM)Lauwerier Wrote: Hello,

I have re-installed GIMP 2.10.22 on laptop on which GIMP refuses to open any graphics file type except .XCF since a few days. On my other systems GIMP 2.10.22 is running without problems.

- -{SNIP} - -

My Windows folders shows an empty folder at:
C:\Users\My_username\AppData\Roaming\GIMP\2.10\plug-ins
My windows explorer shows the plugins folder at:
C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\lib\gimp\2.0\plug-ins

This folder however does NOT show executables as stated in the above mentioned threads, but it contains sub-folders which do contain each the executable 


Just  out of curiosity, how does this compare to your other Windows systems where Gimp is working without problems?
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Quote:..This folder however does NOT show executables as stated in the above mentioned threads, but it contains sub-folders which do contain each the executable of the file type: e.g. ..\file-jpeg which contains ..\file-jpeg\file-jpeg.exe
That is correct. Gimp 2.10 recognises a folder with the same name as the plugin executable as the plugin. (there for plugins which might have associated dependencies)

Quote:My Windows folders shows an empty folder at: C:\Users\My_username\AppData\Roaming\GIMP\2.10\plug-ins
You would expect that to be empty for a new installation. That is where you eventually put your user plugins.

Just for extra information: Is the laptop Windows a 32 bit or 64 bit installation ? Did you have an earlier version of Gimp 2.8 or 2.10 installed before this new installation ?

First thing is check that the path to C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\lib\gimp\2.0\plug-ins exists in Edit -> Preferences -> Folders then look in the plug-ins section. It should be one of the two entries. If not there you can add it.

If there can you try:
Delete the file C:\Users\My_username\AppData\Roaming\GIMP\2.10\pluginrc Restart Gimp and let it rescan the plug-ins.
or if not there
Delete the whole C:\Users\My_username\AppData\Roaming\GIMP\2.10\ folder Restart Gimp and let it create a new default user profile.
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