I think I know what is happening.
I have seen times that I try to install but the location is write protected.
well I'M SMART enough to change permission and reinstall
but it fails... and the location turns out to still be write protected. :(
now it wasn't GIMP but I'm not going to say what program i was installing
extras to because my fix can leave a vulnerability.
it seems that Micro$hit, in all of it's GLORIOUS stupidity, has locked the
installed programs as prevention of malicious attack. WHY IS THAT
STUPIDITY? simply this, one can override by going up a level or two and
unlocking all sub folders but it isnt clear if relocking can prevent
program from running an I'm NOT CLAIRVOYANT ENOUGH TO KNOW.
instead it allows you to think you have changed permissions when at it's
own level, even displaying the intended change after your attempt but
actually it is a lie as evidenced by closing the file explorer and
navigating back in a new instance of file exployer
while locked there is no notice that the location does not accept files
sent there. and actually may allow some sent there by Micro$hit products
(haven't been able to confirm)
so while I am an advocate for sandboxing, putting the owner of a computer
into a sandbox without their knowledge let alone permission is tantamount
to malicious activity in my book.
so you see why i will not disclose the actual program i changed for adding
extras. Now as to the help files, may i suggest a work around of installing
to your desktop and double clicking.
in response to the following:
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> 1. Can't access offline help manual!!! (Adrian Woodcraft)
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> Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2014 05:34:17 -0700
> From: Adrian Woodcraft <ozdim...@yahoo.com.au>
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> Subject: [Gimp-docs] Can't access offline help manual!!!
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> Earlier tonight (MUCH earlier tonight) I downloaded and installed GIMP.?
> Then I opened it to make sure the installation had worked okay.? Then I
> clicked on "Help" to find out how to USE it.? To my surprise "Help" told me
> there was no Help Manual installed and gave me the options of going online
> or cancelling.? I did not want to go online, so I cancelled.? What it DID
> NOT tell me was how/where to get the offline Help Manual.
> So I went back to Google.? It gave me gimp.org amongst other possible
> websites to download the manual from.? I thought "Best to get it directly
> from the horse's mouth" so selected Gimp.org.? I downloaded the Help Manual
> loader/installer, then ran it.? It finished with the message "Help Manual
> successfully installed!". ? "GREAT!", I thought, "offline Help, including
> the beginners' tutorials, now available whenever I need them on my local
> I reopened GIMP, then "Help", then, full of eager anticipation clicked
> "Help Manual".? What did I get?? A dialogue box that informed me that "Help
> Manual is not installed on your computer."? Options:? Go online?? or??
> Cancel.?? But I had JUST FINISHED installing the Help Manual - more
> accurately, I had JUST FINISHED letting GIMP's own installer instal the
> Help Manual, presumably in the same directory as GIMP's own program
> installer had previously finished installing GIMP itself.? EVERYTHING was
> absolutely standard.?
> So WHY can't GIMP find its own Manual in the directory that GIMP itself
> created and installed it in?
> Alt question:? What haven't I been told about how to make GIMP find a
> GIMP-installed part of itself?
> A broader, more philosophical question:? Why is SO MUCH new learning
> connected with IT like trying to find one's way into a building with no
> front door?? ? ??
> I won't go into how long it took me to get registered as a subscriber to
> this list.? The confirmation process just went around and around in circles
> without ever putting me in front of a "start new thread" or "submit your
> question" screen.? All I want to do is stitch a few photos together and
> sharpen up the colours in a few others.??
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> From: Michael Schumacher <schum...@gmx.de>
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> Subject: Re: [Gimp-docs] Can't access offline help manual!!!
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> On 08/16/2014 02:34 PM, Adrian Woodcraft wrote:
> > So WHY can't GIMP find its own Manual in the directory that GIMP
> > itself created and installed it in?
> We do not know why this happens to some users, although some theories
> have been brought up.
> For starters, what language does your system use?
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