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obetz

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Re: EXIFToolGui516 Starts but then closes
« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2020, 03:41:13 AM »
I have the Windows 10 Blues, every time they run an update something else on my laptop breaks!

You might consider delaying future "function" updates for a few months. And don't click "search for updates" without a reason.

I have had most of my success with getting "ExifTool & ExiftoolGui" running on my :
Windows 10   Version   10.0.18363 Build 18363   HP Laptop 8gig
By using the install tool mentioned in this post by Phil Harvey: https://exiftool.org/forum/index.php?topic=10315.0 which includes the "Install tool" created by Oliver Betz.

I don't think that this is a reason for your problems, but out of curiosity:

How (as user or admin) and where (directory) did you install ExifTool with this installer?

Advice for future ExifToolGUI users:

If you use ExifTool only with ExifToolGUI, the ExifToolGUI directory might be the best place for ExifTool.

In this case, you can simply unzip the contents of the ZIP file from my web site to the ExifToolGUI directory so that ExifTool.exe is in the same directory as ExifToolGUI.exe. No need to "install" anything or dealing with the "path" variable.

Oliver

SharkyCA

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Re: EXIFToolGui516 Starts but then closes
« Reply #16 on: February 20, 2020, 05:36:10 AM »
I have the Windows 10 Blues, every time they run an update something else on my laptop breaks!

You might consider delaying future "function" updates for a few months. And don't click "search for updates" without a reason.

I have had most of my success with getting "ExifTool & ExiftoolGui" running on my :
Windows 10   Version   10.0.18363 Build 18363   HP Laptop 8gig
By using the install tool mentioned in this post by Phil Harvey: https://exiftool.org/forum/index.php?topic=10315.0 which includes the "Install tool" created by Oliver Betz.

I don't think that this is a reason for your problems, but out of curiosity:

How (as user or admin) and where (directory) did you install ExifTool with this installer?

Advice for future ExifToolGUI users:

If you use ExifTool only with ExifToolGUI, the ExifToolGUI directory might be the best place for ExifTool.

In this case, you can simply unzip the contents of the ZIP file from my web site to the ExifToolGUI directory so that ExifTool.exe is in the same directory as ExifToolGUI.exe. No need to "install" anything or dealing with the "path" variable.

Oliver

I have installed & re-installed numerous times so not quite sure where it is running from now?

To the best of my knowledge it is from the directory as follows: (My user account is administrator account)

McVik

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Re: EXIFToolGui516 Starts but then closes
« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2020, 05:42:04 PM »
Hi Everybody,

I found this forum and topic while searching the Internet for the solution to a similar issue I was faced with, while trying to use the ExifToolGui under Windows 10 / 64 bit. Because I haven't found any solution that would work for me I have found my own one.  ;)

Before upgrading OS from Windows 7 to Windows 10, the ExifTool with ExifToolGui were the most powerful EXIF manipulation software I knew and ever used. But Microsoft with their Windows 10 "destroyed" these and lots of other useful and great applications.  >:(

After doing a lot of failed trials, including changing compatibility modes and administrator's privileges in the ExifToolGui shortcut properties, I decided to do the last trial that eventually appeared successful for me.

Finally I ran the ExifToolGui successfully on the virtual machine with the Windows 7 Professional 64 bit as a guest operating system installed. I used VMware Player (free for personal use) as a virtual machine engine but you could use any alternative VM software like e.g. VirtualBox. And there the ExifToolGui started to work fine and smooth with all of images it couldn't deal with before, under Windows 10.
I know that this won't be the best solution for everyone, but maybe it will help somebody.  Good luck. :)

Regards - Maciek

obetz

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Re: EXIFToolGui516 Starts but then closes
« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2020, 01:25:34 PM »
Microsoft with their Windows 10 "destroyed" these and lots of other useful and great applications.  >:(

After doing a lot of failed trials, including changing compatibility modes and administrator's privileges in the ExifToolGui shortcut properties [...]

please don't blame Windows 10 for your specific problems. ExifTool and ExifTool Gui run fine in most Win 10 installations as well as they did in most Win 7 installations.

You do not need any compatibility mode or administrator privileges.

SharkyCA

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Re: EXIFToolGui516 Starts but then closes
« Reply #19 on: June 29, 2020, 10:32:35 PM »
Looking for some advice on this issue, sometimes it will work but most times it crashes with no indication!

Please see attached screen shots!