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GIMP: Dealing with Drives

I really like the portable version since it can be moved into drive C or used from a USB drive....Once located in Drive C, preferences set...no problem...

Now the problem, for the USB disk, I copied Brushes, Scripts, Patterns, Gradients, and Plugins into the main Portable Gimp directory each in their own folders....

It is easy to then use Preferences, point to these folders and away we go....but when I plug in to another computer the Drive designation changes....I started with Drive E and on another computer, I am in rive F and I lose the pointers in Preference to the folders....is there an alternate way to add these folders....

Short of resetting the preferences....is there another solution...

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I think

generally its bad to change the paths as I dont know if the launcher will still update/adjust the paths correctly. But after the bug where the installer would delete any custom brushes is fixed, I think you can safely copy your brushes etc right into the standard folders.

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But Plugins...

Yes I can use the portable location....but....I did non see a place for plugins...do we just create one there....I guess it is worth a try....

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What do you mean

by "plugins"?
I didnt know Open Office has them.

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Plugins

Yes Gimp has plugins of it's own as well as supporting older PhotoShop plugins....
I have many but specifically use Zero, and Filters Unlimited for photo work.....

I did find the plugin folder, added my PS types along with other older Gimp plugins but after opening preference pointing to this folder for PS Plugins all worked well until moving to another computer which open PortApps in a different drive and did not load or recognize the newer plugins until I pointed at them again in Preferences...this is no good...

Scripts were also lost.....

I addition I lost Shortcuts set up and saved, it appears that if Gimp opens up without a pointer to the plugins it shuts down the shortcut, it now must be reset...this is no good....

Gimp, even in this version, continues to be a setup monster.....ahh soooo

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Sorry

Then I cant help you any further. Lets hope John or someone else with more GIMP experience jumps in.

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GIMP Portable

Hi,

I have the same problem, and that's why I'm here again.

All the brushes, gradients, etc. need to have a folder defined in order to edit and save new gradients etc. This works until I plug my USB stick into another computer or the drive letter changes. Then I have to reset all these folders.

How can I make it "portable" regarding this issue? I'm using the portable version from portableapps.com.

thanks

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Losing preferences when drives change

+1

It's very annoying for the folder preferences to disappear!

Perhaps the folder preferences could be relational to the GIMP Portable folder? Following a suggestion in another thread, all of my personal plug ins, brushes, fonts and gradients are all under the GIMPPortable\Data\settings folder.

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Try this

Try this updated launcher:
https://portableapps.com/temp/livetests/gimppath/GIMPPortable.exe

It should portablize custom path settings you do.

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Is the source for the updated

Is the source for the updated launcher available somewhere?

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Nope

I'll post it when I do a new release. I'm waiting for someone with the issue to test it.

BTW - Your homepage was removed from your profile. You can only link to personal homepages.

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Ok, makes sense. Sorry about

Ok, makes sense. Sorry about the homepage, I had forgotten about that.

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Re: Try This

Been lax to return here, but I should mention that 2.6.6 seems to have cured the "custom" path issue previously experienced. Many thanks. Smile

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