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I've meant to ask about this before: I'm inquisitive and going through the files in the PDN installation I've noticed there are three different files named in relation to PDN Repair: an .exe, a .config and a .pdb. 


In Windows Control Panel > Programs > Paint.net there is no manual repair option available unlike some other programs, just uninstall. The .config file suggests that the PDNRepair.exe is or may be running every time on start up.


Is that correct? Just curious to know when and under what circumstances it runs because neither Process Hacker 2 or AutoRuns show anything other than the main PDN.exe running when you boot the program.      


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Paint.NET checks for missing files on startup and prompts the user to repair its installation.


The .config file is used by the .NET Framework and the .pdb file provides @Rick Brewster with more detailed crash information.

The following post on the Paint.NET blog provides more information about how PdnRepair works.


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