# problem installing pidgin 2.6.4 on windows xp

Programmer In Training pit at joseph-a-nagy-jr.us
Mon Dec 7 14:20:34 EST 2009

```Daniel Atallah wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 13:12, Ian McGuire <imcguire at thebrick.com>
> wrote:
>> I tried this on two different machines with the same result and I
>> am an administrator for both.  I tried to install in "C:\Program
>> Files\Pidgin".  The Target is "C:\Program Files\Pidgin\pidgin.exe"
>> and Start in is "C:\Program Files\Pidgin".  The icon displayed for
>> pidgin.exe seems to be a windows default.
>
>
> Does "C:\Program Files\Pidgin\pidgin.exe" exist?
>
> Are the permissions on the file such that the user you're trying to
> run as can execute it?
>
> If you try to run "C:\Program Files\Pidgin\pidgin.exe" directly
> instead of via the shortcut, does it work?
>
> -D
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Just curious, and probably has nothing to do with the problem, but where