problem installing pidgin 2.6.4 on windows xp

Daniel Atallah datallah at
Mon Dec 7 11:53:15 EST 2009

On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 01:13, Ian McGuire <imcguire at> wrote:
> When I try to install pidgin on my windows XP machine it seems to go OK.
> When I try to run the program I get the error “Windows cannot access the
> specified device, path, or file.  You may not have the appropriate
> permissions to access the item.”

Are you installing as an Adminstrator user?

Where (which path) are you installing Pidgin to?

If you look at the Properties of the shortcut you're using to launch
pidgin, what are the entire contents of the "Target" and "Start in"


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