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my paint.net kept crashing when i opened it lately, so i uninstalled it in hopes that reinstalling would fix it. now whenever i try to open the installer it freezes at the "extracting files" part of the installation then closes itself. i have .net framework installed, ive updated my pc, im using windows 10, i have enough space in my pc to install it, so why does it keep freezing at extracting files? id appreciate help, thanks

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Hello @pigmaskcolonel and welcome to the forum :)

 

Sometimes, when you remove the program, it leaves behind 'bits' that mess with a new installation.  Most people find this tool useful, to clean up your last installation, and then when you have run it, please try to re-install:

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/fix-problems-that-block-programs-from-being-installed-or-removed-cca7d1b6-65a9-3d98-426b-e9f927e1eb4d

 

 

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thanks for the response, but when i run the troubleshooter, paint.net isnt listed in the list of programs. when i select "program isnt listed" it just closes the troubleshooter.

13 minutes ago, Pixey said:

Hello @pigmaskcolonel and welcome to the forum :)

 

Sometimes, when you remove the program, it leaves behind 'bits' that mess with a new installation.  Most people find this tool useful, to clean up your last installation, and then when you have run it, please try to re-install:

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/fix-problems-that-block-programs-from-being-installed-or-removed-cca7d1b6-65a9-3d98-426b-e9f927e1eb4d

 

 

 

 

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this is probably a bit too late to mention, but i checked my program files n stuff to see if there was anything leftover, and it turns out there was, none of paint.net was actually uninstalled and the program files were still there, despite the fact i used the windows troubleshooter on paint.net before uninstalling originally. i used revo uninstaller to get rid of the leftover folders and registration keys on my pc but it still gets stuck at the extraction phase when i try to install it. i hope this info helps a little, albeit its a bit late

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I would try to use the troubleshooter a couple of more times.  I know this happened once to another member, and it finally worked eventually.

 

It also might be worth trying this:  https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/net-framework-repair-tool/

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3 minutes ago, Pixey said:

I would try to use the troubleshooter a couple of more times.  I know this happened once to another member, and it finally worked eventually.

 

It also might be worth trying this:  https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/net-framework-repair-tool/

i have tried doing both of these. ive ran the troubleshooter atleast 20 times now and ive ran the framework repair tool about 15 times. still nothing.

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If it's stuck at "Extracting" then the problem has to do with copying files to your %TEMP% directory.

 

At what part does it get stuck? At the beginning? (in other words, no progress at all) Or somewhere in the middle?

 

Either way, I advise making sure you have enough disk space (for safety sake let's round up and say at least 1GB on C ), and running chkdsk. The latter can be done at the command line, e.g. chkdsk c:, or by right clicking on your hard drive in This PC, then Properties, then the Tools tab, then click on "Check".

 

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Also, if you have crash logs from when the app was crashing, those would be very useful.

 

They should be in %LOCALAPPDATA%\paint.net\Crash Logs. On my system, that's C:\Users\Rick\AppData\Local\paint.net\Crash Logs

 

Please post the most recent one here if you've got one.

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17 hours ago, Pixey said:

Hmm - what anti virus do you have on your computer?

McAfee, ive already tried disabling it while installing

17 hours ago, Rick Brewster said:

If it's stuck at "Extracting" then the problem has to do with copying files to your %TEMP% directory.

 

At what part does it get stuck? At the beginning? (in other words, no progress at all) Or somewhere in the middle?

 

Either way, I advise making sure you have enough disk space (for safety sake let's round up and say at least 1GB on C ), and running chkdsk. The latter can be done at the command line, e.g. chkdsk c:, or by right clicking on your hard drive in This PC, then Properties, then the Tools tab, then click on "Check".

 

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it someitmes gets stuck right at the beginning, sometimes in the middle

 

i have about 201 gbs of disk space on my pc and when i do the disk check it says i dont need to do one, i clicked on do it anyway and it says itll take about 2 hours to complete it. ill post an update once its done

edit: it actually completed way faster than expected. says theres nothing wrong

 

17 hours ago, Rick Brewster said:

Also, if you have crash logs from when the app was crashing, those would be very useful.

 

They should be in %LOCALAPPDATA%\paint.net\Crash Logs. On my system, that's C:\Users\Rick\AppData\Local\paint.net\Crash Logs

 

Please post the most recent one here if you've got one.

there isnt a paint.net folder in my local appdata 

 

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