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Hello!
I have a problem. There is a picture that I'm working on at home, saved with Paint.NET 4.0.9, and I can't open it at work, where I am limited to a portable 3.36 (.NET 4.0 is installed, but any portable Paint.NET 4.x.x doesn't work). When I try to open the picture, I get an unspecified error. Any way to save or alter the file so I can work on it at work, too? Or a reliable portable 4.0.x?

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Or a reliable portable 4.0.x?

Roll your own portable version by copying the installation directory onto a USB stick. Very recently this became much easier....

1. Install .NET 4.6.1 on whatever systems you need to run Paint.NET on

2. Install Paint.NET on a system

3. Copy the installation directory (e.g. C:\Program Files\paint.net) from that system to a USB stick

4. Take the USB stick to another computer that has .NET 4.6.1 already installed and run PaintDotNet.exe

Starting with version 4.0.7, this is all you need to do. Microsoft made changes to the VC++ runtimes in Visual Studio 2015 which added an utterly ridiculous amount of complexity in the name of "simplifying" things (umm wut? see also: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vcblog/archive/2015/03/03/introducing-the-universal-crt.aspx )

However, as a side effect, it made it more practical for me to bundle it in the "app local deployment" sense than to include the VC++ runtime installer (which would add 14 MB to the download).

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