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starshakur
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Gimp 2.10.14 Rev 2 creates folder outside of install folder

Hi,

i downloaded the latest version from https://portableapps.com/apps/graphics_pictures/gimp_portable, installed it and saw that Gimp creates a folder outside of it's install folder after launch.

Install folder: D:\Downloads\GIMPPortable

After launch, it'll create: D:\Downloads\PortableApps.com\Data\Fonts

Is there a file i can edit to fix that error?

Thanks.

John T. Haller
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There are a few apps that will create that. That's the shared fonts location for all apps in PA.c Format. The platform normally handles loading them in via Windows APIs but some apps like GIMP will ignore that. The problem is that GIMP will try to create a folder if it's configured to look for fonts there. You can use it for that purpose if you'd like, ignore it, or manually remove it. To do the latter, close GIMP Portable. Navigate to the D:\Downloads\GIMPPortable\Data\.gimp folder and open your gimprc file. Remove ;D:\Downloads\PortableApps.com\Data\Fonts from within the (font-path "") entry and save. Then open GIMP Portable again.

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In my configuration, gimp 2

In my configuration, gimp 2.10.18 create a empty folder:

E:\PortableApps\PortableApps\GIMPPortable\Data\.gimp\fonts

My gimprc is right

(font-path "E:\\PortableApps\\GIMPPortable\\Data\\.gimp\\fonts;E:\\PortableApps\\PortableApps.com\\Data\\Fonts")

Why E:\PortableApps\PortableApps\?

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It's created there because it's looking for the platform's shared fonts folder (the best way to use temp fonts for multiple apps) and GIMP doesn't respect temp fonts added via the Windows API. Unfortunately, GIMP creates the folder if it doesn't exist for some reason even though there is no reason for it to since it doesn't write to that folder.

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