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Hello everyone!

 

Wanted to open paint.net yesterday and I suddenly got:

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I was deleting stuff from my pc so I assumed I might have deleted a file from paint.net by accident. I've tried to reinstall paint after removing everything on my pc with the name 'paint.net'. At first it didn't want to install at all, I managed to fix that by reinstalling the 4.7.2 .NET framework. I've also tried using PndRepair, didn't work.

I'm using windows 10.

 

Did I not install 4.7.2 correctly? Or did the installation of paint.net not go well?
Any help would be appreciated!

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Hello @jaschutte and Welcome :)

 

Please try using this tool and then try to re-install paint.net again:

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17588/fix-problems-that-block-programs-from-being-installed-or-removed

 

Then re-install from here:

 

https://www.getpaint.net/download.html

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Pixey said:

Hello @jaschutte and Welcome :)

 

Please try using this tool and then try to re-install paint.net again:

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17588/fix-problems-that-block-programs-from-being-installed-or-removed

 

Then re-install from here:

 

https://www.getpaint.net/download.html

 

 

I've already tried that tool, it didn't work sadly.

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I've tried both @Pixey's and @toe_head2001's solution.

Pixey's solution didn't work sadly, I've done everything the guide said and none worked.

The old error is gone but I got a new one instaid of a repair option. I tried to use the PdnRepair which then got me the original error. 

This is the current error I'm dealing with:
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(I removed PaintDotNet.exe.config)
Translated: 

the configuration setting appsettings contains an unexpected declaration
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57 minutes ago, toe_head2001 said:

Try deleting this file:


"C:\Program Files\paint.net\PaintDotNet.exe.config"

 

Then open Paint.NET.  It should ask you to run a repair; do so.

 

If you delete this file then Paint.NET will probably crash. Not a good idea :)

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I've done that when pixey suggest it. It took quite a while to download but it said it had downloaded succesfully. 

 

I'll try to get more details. Give me a couple of minutes.

 

 

As far as I could find it installed 4.8 succesfully, I can't seem to find it tho, unlike 4.6.1 or other versions I can't find it anywhere. If I want to download 4.8 it says that I already have it. 

 

I also used a windows NET framework repair tool, didn't seem do anything.

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So what is happening now when you try to open Paint.NET? 

 

Also, can you please check that you have all of the Windows Updates current and up-to-date.

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