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GIMP Portable not opening PDF files

I have been using GIMP portable for years. I am now using the latest version - 2.8 rev 4.
In the previous several versions, I have been able to open PDF files in GIMP. However in this version, when I try to open a PDF file I get an "unknown file type error"
Specific symptoms:
In the Portable GIMP, File>Open...
- If I select the file type filter to All Images, PDF files do not appear.
- If I search through the file type filters for Portable Document format, it does not exist.
- If I select the file type filter to All Files, PDF files appear, but when I try to open any of them, I get the error message "Opening x:\yadayada.pdf failed: Unknown file type".

For comparison, I have a standard GIMP 2.8 installed. In the standard "out-of-box" (no additional plugins) version I have no problems. Specifically:
In Installed GIMP, File>Open...
- Select the file type filter to All Images, all PDF files appear.
- There is a built-in file type filters for Portable Document format.
- PDF files open, with the normal dialog to select pages, etc.

Thanks.

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Works fine here

It works as expected here.

Two things to check:

1. Do you have Ghostscript Portable installed? If not, either install it, or direct GIMP Portable to you local installation of Ghostsvript, your choice.

2. If that doesn't fix it (though I suspect that's the issue), try renaming your Data directory, and see if this still occurs with the DefaultData.

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You shouldn't need Ghostscript to open PDF

GIMP has used internal libraries for a while now to open PDF (I believe is is libpoppler). I do have GS (64 bit) installed, but do not know how to direct GIMP to it, since I never had to do that before - and it's not listed in the preferences.

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Just a guess

That was just a guess, anyway. Did you try with fresh a fresh Data folder?

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Fresh Data folder did not work.

I'm gonna try to do a full clean re-install of the Portable version. I guess. Just too tired to try to mess with it and the various plugins I have. Until then I'll just use the installed version.

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32-bit

Side note: GIMP Portable is 32-bit so can only use 32-bit Ghostscript.

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Works for me

I don't have GS Portable or a local install of GS.
I can see PDF files with File->Open, can import them successfully, and have the PDF file type filter in the list.

Maybe try a reinstall, or copy the associated library from the local install to the portable one?

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I use a lot of plugins

I use the FX-Foundry collection, PSPI with the XImagic PSP plugins, Liquid Rescale, G'MIC, and more, I'm in the process of rebuilding my configuration, starting with a clean install of GIMP Portable.
SO far, with FX-Foundry, PSPI and the XImagic stuff, it seems to be working normally. If I encounter a plugin that breaks the PDF import, I'll post it.

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