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137962Re: Vim on Vista: right-click 'Edit with Vim' problem

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  • emallove
    Jun 3, 2013
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      On Saturday, April 12, 2008 5:40:13 AM UTC-4, Simon wrote:
      > Hi all,
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      > I'm using Gvim on Windows Vista. I originally had Vim installed in 'C:
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      > \Program Files\Vim' but after getting annoyed with Vista not allowing
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      > me to change the _vimrc file without moving it to the 'virtual store',
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      > I decided to uninstall and reinstall in 'C:\Vim'.
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      > But since doing that, when I try to open a file by right-clicking and
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      > selecting 'Edit with Vim', I get:
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      > "gvimext.dll error Error creating process: Check if gvim is in your
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      > path!"
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      > I do have "C:\Vim\vim71\" in my path.
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      > Anyone have any suggestions?

      My workaround is to start a gvim.exe process, then use the right click menu option "Edit with existing Vim". This way Windows isn't tasked with finding my gvim.exe executable.

      -Ethan

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