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Where is the startup file stored?

I need to reinstall Blender but I want to backup my startup file first. Where is this data stored?
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Addons: Only some .zips will install

Why is it that if I go to install an add-on from User Preferences > Add-ons > Install from File... and choose a *.ZIP, some add-ons will install, while others will return me to the User Preferences ...
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Can Blender be used on an Android device?

Can the software be downloaded on an Android device? If yes, then what is the process?
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How to download and install an add-on hosted on github properly?

I have downloaded an add-on hosted on github today using this green 'Download/Clone' button. However, when I try to install it via User Preferences > Addons > Install it does not appear in the Add-on ...
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Blender Can't detect 3D hardware accelerated Driver

I have just installed blender 2.77a from blender.org om windows 8.1. When i try to open blender it gives me an error as follows Blender - Can't detect 3d hardware accelerated drivers. I have checked ...
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How to run Blender through RDP on Windows Server 2008 R2 - opengl error

I want to render my blender project in rdp. But some error has appeared. What is the best solution for this problem? I've spent many hours trying to troubleshoot this problem.
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Do I need to uninstall my current version prior to 3.0 install?

I'm currently running v2.93.5. I don't want to just install 3.0 without knowing what will happen with my current install. Will the 2 versions run alongside each other so I can try 3.0 before I fully ...
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Why won't Blender run on Windows XP?

I downloaded Blender 64 bit and the OS indicated that the program was not compatible with my computer chip. I then downloaded the 32 bit version which seemed to allow me to install. However the ...
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Where are the Blender program files in Ubuntu 14.04?

Can anyone tell me where the .blender directory is in Ubuntu 14.04? I cannot find the .blender directory in my Ubuntu 14.04 system. I need to know this location so I can put the MakeHuman add on sub-...
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What is the different between a .msi and .zip Blender installer file?

Are there any feature differences between a .msi and .zip Blender installer file?
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Can an add-on be automatically installed and enabled?

I am developing a program that will include a custom importer and exporter for blender. I would like the installer for my program to be able to automatically install and enable the import/export ...
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Does Blender work in Windows 10?

Windows upgraded itself (from 8.1) without uninstalling Blender, but Blender wouldn't correctly work after this (look at the error message below). Video won't show. Does Blender work with Windows ...
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How do I find User Preferences in 2.8?

The manual for V. 2.80 says: "To open the User Preferences editor go To File ‣ User Preferences. " User Preference does not exist under File. I want to make paths to folders with filepaths Where ...
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Safe Blender Download Mirrors

blender.org seems to be down as of now. And I could not find a list of trustworthy download mirrors. Does anyone have such links in handy?
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Blender build for Raspberry Pi3?

Has anyone tried installing blender on a Raspberry Pi 3 or do you know which version of blender will be supported on Pi3? If I get just the 3d view running for modeling, that'll be great.
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What is the proper way to update a portable Blender installation while keeping user settings?

The Windows portable installation has (or can have) the user settings folder (named '2.77' for instance, containing all the user preferences) next to all of it's files - which is perfect for me, since ...
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Blender 2.74 Windows 64bit quits and displays hz issue

Here is the message that gets displayed: ...
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If you install Blender while there is an existing copy, does it uninstall the existing copy?

I'm installing Blender 2.74 but there is a copy of Blender 2.73a on my computer. Does the installer uninstall Blender 2.73a?
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Blender 2.79, how to install Khronos Group gltf exporter?

I downloaded the KhronosGroup addon from https://github.com/KhronosGroup/glTF-Blender-Exporter I read install instructions, but those were for Windows. I tried copying the addon under ~/.blender/2.79/...
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Can I have both 2.79 and 2.8 on my system? Will one interfere with the other?

I have Blender 2.79 on my Windows 7 system. I want to install 2.8, but I'm completing some courses which use 2.79. If I install 2.8, will it automatically replace 2.79? Will they interfere with ...
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Blender - Flamenco local server setup

I am in a process of installing a local Blender Flamenco server on Debian Stretch. So I first downloaded all the source files for key components: Flamenco: https://developer.blender.org/diffusion/F/...
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Move a project from 2.93 to 3.0 without causing issues

I have some projects created with 2.93 version. Because of the speed of CycleX, I want to continue my project in 3.0. In this post , it was said that it's better to continue in the same version to ...
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Is there anyway to install blender on ubuntu without root access?

I need to install blender on server which I don't have root access, is there any portable version of blender for ubuntu or any way to install it without root access? please help me if you know.
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How to install numpy for blender-python (OSX)

I've been googling for this, and I can't find a definitive answer. Here are of the options I can find: https://plus.google.com/106742462387083223310/posts/696yEuzhf2b which suggests: 'sudo python3....
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of different ways of obtaining Blender?

Blender can be downloaded as an installer file, a zipped directory, or from Steam, among other places. What are the advantages and disadvantages of the various methods of obtaining Blender?
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How do I keep updates to Blender's Python install when I want to use a new version of Blender?

I'm on macOS with a new install of Blender, current version as of now. I had some issues and finally managed to get pip working with the Blender install of Python and I'm adding modules I need to use ...
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If I get the latest version of blender, will I lose anything in my old project files?

If I uninstall the old version I have, then download the new version, will my I still be able to open my old project files, or will I lose anything in them like models, rigs, textures etc. I have a ...
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Install latest Blender to Debian [closed]

I don't know how/where to put the files for Blender. From the repositories the only version available is 2.63, but I want 2.69 of Blender. Downloading the files straight from blender.org gives me an ...
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Cannot run Blender installed via snap on Ubuntu server

I installed Blender 3.4.1 on an Ubuntu 22.04 server via snap: sudo snap install blender --classic But when I try to run it: ...
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Run a script on Blender startup WITH PREFERENCES

Please read before marking as duplicate! [STORY] In short: I have a script that needs to run on Blender startup with AddonPreferences. I'm using app handlers to "tell" it to do stuff on ...
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How can I completely remove Blender from my Mac?

Rather than continue spending time on an issue I can't resolve, I want to completely wipe Blender from my computer and reinstall it as if I'm installing it for the first time. Steps I tried: I ...
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How well does Blender handle multiple instalations side by side?

I have Blender (latest stable version) installed on my workstation. I want to install the nightly build so that I can have the stereo 3D features for a project that I am working on. Are there any ...
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Blender 2.79b crashes on start up

*Sorry for my bad English. I'm trying to install and use Blender 2.79b on my new computer which uses Windows 10 64-bit. But it always crashes on startup. After double-clicking, a console pops up and ...
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Why is the Steam version of Blender taking so long update?

I got the Steam version of Blender hoping to get new updates downloaded automatically but it's been days since 2.76 has come out but I still haven't gotten the update. Are steam updates delayed for ...
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I installed blender on linux, and by default OpenImageDenoise is not enabled, how to enable it?

Like the title states, i have installed blender on linux and everything works fine, except for the OpenImageDenoise, i am sure that my computer does support that feature as when i use blender on ...
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Blender stopped opening for me on windows 10

When I open blender, the command box pops up, goes away, a grey window opens and then closes immediately with no error message or anything. Even when running as administrator. From following some ...
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Issues installing Oscurart addons

I am attempting to install the Oscurart tools as found in https://github.com/oscurart/BlenderAddons. I tried other sources first but no luck with them either. I have Blender 2.76 2015-Nov-04 on a Mac ...
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Install torch in blender

I need to install torch in blender. I've Blender 2.92.0 version installed in Ubuntu 20.04. While trying to ensurepip I've the following issue: ...
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How do you update blender on Mac OS without losing preferences? [duplicate]

This feels a little like the elephant in the room no one is talking about. One of the most excellent things about Blender is that it is updated so frequently. The downside is moving preferences around ...
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Did I download Blender correctly, or was it CG Cookie? [closed]

I downloaded Blender yesterday (or so I thought). When I click on the icon this morning, all I get is the beginning screen of a tutorial from CG Cookie. Who is CG Cookie and how do I have them? How ...
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How to add Brushes in 2.8

Trying to add brushes to blender. Following this tutorial but nothing is the same anymore, I am using 2.80 latest build. Trying to add these brushes, but I cannot find anything on how to add in 2.80....
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Does installing/running Blender tamper in any way with my system/settings or install additional software/required components?

My question is, does using Blender (since it doesn't require an installation as far as I understand) tamper in any way with my system, install additional/required/third party software or make any long ...
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Where can I download older versions of Blender?

I was trying to re-download the original Blender 2.8, however it goes directly to the 2.81 download page instead. How can I access downloads for previous versions of Blender and installers for older ...
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Do "make install" on different Linux sytem than the one used for "make bpy"

I have successfully built Blender-2.80-Beta as bpy (as in make bpy) for linux in Ubuntu 18. Also when i do make install on the ...
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Installing Blender 2.78.1 - Cycles Disney Brdf

Recently I learned that there are several initiatives to make Physically-Based Shading available on Blender. One of these is the development of a Cycles Disney BRDF. I have a couple of questions on ...
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Installing Blender on windows 10 pro reduces UI size

I have been using Blender for few years on Linux Ubuntu on my Thinkpad and I never faced problem in Blender installation and running smoothly even in my 2 GB ram Linux laptop. Recently, I tried to ...
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libGLU.so.1 error loading shared library

I am trying to install blender 2.79 on ubuntu 17.10. Downloaded blender-2.79-linux-glibc219-x86_64.tar.bz2 from https://www.blender.org/download/ ran the command: ...
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How to install import_3dm add-on properly?

I'm totally new to blender - mostly work in Rhino, but am wanting to use it to render models that I build in rhino so am trying to install the "import 3dm" addon. I had blender 2.80 installed. Tried ...
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2.82 signed with unknown CA?

Why is the new 2.82 signed with a cert that is not recognized by Windows? Is this typical? I don't typically install exes with invalid or unrecognized certs. Thanks, Mike
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Install blender on Windows XP

I want to install blender on my old computer running Windows XP. I have installed the 2.76 version, but it did not install. I tried to remove it, but it is giving me an error again: "The installer ...
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