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Hi Everyone,

This is my first post but I have been casually playing with PDN for over a year, and I want to thank you for this program, I honestly don't see much it can't do even compared to the more expensive programs.

So today I decided that my with my new clients website project I was going to see if I could do all the graphics using PDN- So to that end I installed it (actually updated as I installed when I bought this new laptop) and then downloaded some plugins I thought I could use. Unzipped them, copied them to the 'Effects' folder and figured that I was good to go. But for some reason, even after a reboot, I see none of the new plugins I have apparently installed.

I can't think of anything I am doing wrong as it seems pretty straight forward to copy some DLL's to a folder on my hard drive, then restart PDN. I even did a reboot but nothing.

So is there some quirk of Win7 I am unaware of or does someone have an idea what might be wrong??

Thanks!!

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I've moved it for you :wink:

I have also editied the title to something more specific - your original title did not mention plugins at all.

What plugins are you having trouble with?

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If you downloaded with Internet Explorer, you might have to "unblock" DLL files. I have no experience with this as I avoid IE like the plague, so I don't really know what I'm talking about.

Make sure a copy of PaintDotNet.Effects.dll did not accidentally end up in the Effects folder. There is (was?) an issue with this that prevent plugins from loading.

Go to Utilities -> View Plugin Load Errors and post anything you see there.

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I refuse to use IE :)

Downloaded with Google Chrome. I downloaded pyro's pack and Madjik's as well. I do not see the PDN DLL in the effects folder, I do have the pyrochilds required DLL in there though.

One odd thing I have noticed is that the only folder I see is the effects folder, I thought it might be because the folders were set to hidden but I unchecked that and still that is the only folder or file I see in there.

Plugin errors is greyed out, so I assume that means there are none.

PDN still starts and runs so I know it's there but I am thinking there should be a little something more in the folder that that right?

Keep in mind I am a Linux and XP user and may just not know all the quirks of windows 7 yet.

Thanks

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Apparently that was the issue, thanks. There is a folder called Program Files(x86) on the C drive and a folder called Paint.NET somehow got created there. Have no idea because I know I didn't do it LOL

Thank you for the help!!! Now I can get started on my project

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I believe the issue is MadJik's installer. It assumes that Paint.NET is installed in %PROGRAMFILES%, but on a 64-bit OS, the value of that environment variable can either be "Program Files" or "Program File (x86)" depending on the bittedness of the application accessing it. Paint.NET is 64-bit on 64-bit OS's, but MadJik's installer is 32-bit regardless.

In other words, blame MadJik :lol:

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Hi :)

I'm very new to the Forum (as in just joined a couple minutes ago) but have been using Paint.net for a long time as well. I recently upgraded to Windows 7 and was also having trouble installing the plug ins. Basically, I joined to say thank you, pyrochild for answering with such an easy fix! I was about to pull my hair out until I read this.

Thanks, SuperK for posting this also. It's good to know I wasn't alone with this issue lol

Megan

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