[Gimp-user] Misleading reply to a FAQ for installing a GIMP2.6 Windows 7-32 executable

On Thu, 29 Dec 2011 11:09:34 +0000, Rene Grognard wrote:

I simply cannot understand why GIMP does not look first  into its own version in ProgramFiles\GIMP-2.0\bin 
which of course it finds once the Windows version is renamed.

Because the DLL search path in Windows is roughly "executable directory,
Windows\System32, Windows, %PATH%". Unfortunately, GIMP's plug-ins are all
individual executables, but they don't reside in the same directory as
gimp.exe, and as such look for DLLs in the System32 directory before
looking in GIMP's install dir.

The simple hack/solution is to copy intl.dll from the bin folder to the plug-ins folder. For my installation, 
here are the two paths.

Copy from: C:\Program Files (x86)\GIMP-2.0\bin\intl.dll
Copy to:  C:\Program Files (x86)\GIMP-2.0\lib\gimp\2.0\plug-ins\intl.dll

I did this and didn't get the startup errors I was seeing before

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