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Zornosaur
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Error message when trying to install new skins

Post by Zornosaur »

Whenever I try and install a skin by opening a .rmskin file, I get the following error message:
Error: SkinPath not found in rainmeter.ini. Make sure that Rainmeter has been run at least once.
I've run rainmeter multiple times so I'm not sure what the problem is. Any ideas?
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jsmorley
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Re: Error message when trying to install new skins

Post by jsmorley »

From the Rainmeter context menu on the system tray, select "Edit settings". That will open Rainmeter.ini in your default editor. Copy and paste the line beginning with SkinPath= here.
Zornosaur
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Re: Error message when trying to install new skins

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SkinPath=C:\Users\<username>\Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\
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Re: Error message when trying to install new skins

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Does that folder in fact exist? Are there files in it?
Zornosaur
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Re: Error message when trying to install new skins

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Yeah. The default skin file is in it.
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Re: Error message when trying to install new skins

Post by poiru »

Open the Run dialog (WIN + R), type in regedit, press Enter. Then browse to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Rainmeter skin\DefaultIcon and take note of path on the right.

Then, open Rainmeter (or restart it if it's already open). Right-click on the tray icon -> About. At the end of the log, you'll see "Path: some path here".

Post both paths here.
Zornosaur
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Re: Error message when trying to install new skins

Post by Zornosaur »

C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Addons\Rainstaller\Rainstaller.exe,0

I don't see any path in the about dialog...
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Re: Error message when trying to install new skins

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Zornosaur wrote:C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Addons\Rainstaller\Rainstaller.exe,0

I don't see any path in the about dialog...
Try this:
- Right-click on tray icon -> Logging -> Start Logging
- Restart Rainmeter
- Right-click on tray icon -> Logging -> Show log.

The path should be there (and you can stop logging, if you want).
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Re: Error message when trying to install new skins

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NOTICE: (00:00:00.000) Path: C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\
NOTICE: (00:00:00.000) IniFile: C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Rainmeter\Rainmeter.ini
NOTICE: (00:00:00.000) SkinPath: C:\Users\<username>\Documents\Rainmeter\Skins\
NOTICE: (00:00:00.016) PluginPath: C:\Program Files\Rainmeter\Plugins\
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Re: Error message when trying to install new skins

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