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skins file error

win0123212 » March 10th, 2019, 10:43 am

when i download the Rainemter\
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this error came out and also
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there is noting. is that a normal? In addition, when i downloaded skins and tried to use it
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it just keep installing and nothing happened.....
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i cant find my / Rainmeter/skins file in my documents file either... pls help me :(
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Re: skins file error

CyberTheWorm » March 10th, 2019, 12:39 pm

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Check here for the location of the skin folder, you might want to unistall then reinstall. Make sure you get rainmeter from here https://www.rainmeter.net/
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Re: skins file error

balala » March 10th, 2019, 12:50 pm

You can check the path of your Skins folder right clicking the Rainmeter icon in the Notification Area and clicking Edit settings. The SkinPath option under the [Rainmeter] section is tha path of the skins. Check it to be C:\Users\agura\Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\.
However the Manage dialog should contain at least the illustro config. If it doesn't, that's extremely weird! Are you sure it is empty (probably it is based on the posted screenshot)?
Please do a clean install of Rainmeter: https://docs.rainmeter.net/tips/clean-rainmeter-uninstall/
If this doesn't fix the issue, follow the steps described here: https://forum.rainmeter.net/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=31244&p=159946&hilit=clean+install#p159946
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Re: skins file error

jsmorley » March 10th, 2019, 1:07 pm

Smells to me like there is some kind of security or permissions issue with your account, and Rainmeter is not able to create or write to the folder C:\Users\agura\Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\.
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Re: skins file error

win0123212 » March 10th, 2019, 8:11 pm

yeah I think my laptop cant make new files on my documents there is nothing on my C/users/<username>/documents/
i tried uninstall and install many times but there isn´t any difference. i installed Rainmeter on this website
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Re: skins file error

balala » March 10th, 2019, 8:18 pm

win0123212 wrote:
March 10th, 2019, 8:11 pm
yeah I think my laptop cant make new files on my documents there is nothing on my C/users/<username>/documents/
i tried uninstall and install many times but there isn´t any difference. i installed Rainmeter on this website
Why? Is there any good reason for this? Maybe some software which has control over this? Weird. Anyway I doubt reinstalling Rainmeter in this case could help.
If you don't know and can't figure out, maybe you could try to move the skins to an accessible location. I've described in my previous reply how to do this. Move the skins to another partition, if needed.
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Re: skins file error

jsmorley » March 10th, 2019, 8:42 pm

This is going to be symptomatic of a larger issue with your user account, and Rainmeter is going to end up being the least of your troubles.


I'd be tempted to take these steps:

1) https://forum.rainmeter.net/viewtopic.php?f=118&t=30869#p157423
If that doesn't resolve it then:

2) Create a new account as an "Administrator" and see if that account works ok. If so, then just delete the account you are using now.
If that doesn't resolve it then:

3) Do a "clean" re-install of Windows from scratch.
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Re: skins file error

win0123212 » March 11th, 2019, 6:16 am

jsmorley wrote:
March 10th, 2019, 8:42 pm
This is going to be symptomatic of a larger issue with your user account, and Rainmeter is going to end up being the least of your troubles.


I'd be tempted to take these steps:

1) https://forum.rainmeter.net/viewtopic.php?f=118&t=30869#p157423
If that doesn't resolve it then:

2) Create a new account as an "Administrator" and see if that account works ok. If so, then just delete the account you are using now.
If that doesn't resolve it then:

3) Do a "clean" re-install of Windows from scratch.
Tanks you very much it worked !!!!