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vswindell
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Help installing skins

vswindell » October 2nd, 2019, 2:51 pm

I've installed Rainmeter...but when it starts
I get this error saying
There are no available skins at <location>

and there shouldn't be...

When I try to install any skins...it just hangs (looks like it's installing ..but isnt...will run for hours)


Windows 10 64 bit
dvo
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Re: Help installing skins

dvo » October 2nd, 2019, 2:55 pm

where did you get your installer from? rainmeter.net? is it portable version or normal?
if you look at <location> is there a skin?
normal a skin is included so no skin seems a bit strange...
vswindell
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Re: Help installing skins

vswindell » October 2nd, 2019, 3:11 pm

I've downloaded all the skins from rainmeter
there shouldn't be any skins there (my onedrive directory) ...I've even created that directory to see if it would help

I've just un-installed rainmeter...and removed all references in the registry and then reinstalled
so now I'm getting the one installed.

But any attempt to install a new skin from rainmeter ...is still hanging...
I'm rebooting...to see if I still get the error.

Is there a setting where I can change skin location?
dvo
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Re: Help installing skins

dvo » October 2nd, 2019, 3:21 pm

your skins are located at C:\Users\yourusername\Documents\Rainmeter\Skins

if you want to know where your locations are go to manage rainmeter open logbook and then the tab version ....

you should see this :

Rainmeter 4.3.1.3321 (64-bit)
Language: English (1033)
Build time: 2019-09-22 7:26:11
Commit Hash: abcdefg
Windows 10 Home 1903 64-bit (build 18362) - Dutch (1043)
Path: C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\
SkinPath: C:\Users\XXXXX\Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\
SettingsPath: C:\Users\XXXXX\AppData\Roaming\Rainmeter\
IniFile: C:\Users\XXXXX\AppData\Roaming\Rainmeter\Rainmeter.ini
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balala
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Re: Help installing skins

balala » October 2nd, 2019, 4:32 pm

First check the location of the Skins folder. Right click the Rainmeter icon into the Notification Area and click Edit settings. A file containing the settings opens into the default text editor. Check the (probably) first variable within the [Rainmeter] section, SkinPath. Check if this indeed is the location of the Skins folder. Is it correct?
vswindell
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Re: Help installing skins

vswindell » October 2nd, 2019, 5:33 pm

Thanks...I've edited the path...and see if that works
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balala
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Re: Help installing skins

balala » October 2nd, 2019, 5:40 pm

vswindell wrote:
October 2nd, 2019, 5:33 pm
Thanks...I've edited the path...and see if that works
And does it work?