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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why the addon installation succeeds but the API is not accessible through the bpy module?

I have compiled Blender 2.79b as a Python3 module on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I install an addon using bpy.ops.wm.addon_install(), enable it using ...
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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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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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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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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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Blender 2.74 Windows 64bit quits and displays hz issue

Here is the message that gets displayed: ...
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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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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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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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How to update Blender 2.8?

Haven't used blender for a while. Do I still have to delete my current blender and download new one from the webiste?
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Is losing my settings upon updating a problem with the steam version of blender?

At the moment I use steam to keep blender up to date, but I think since 2.8 (or maybe 2.79 didn't update often enough for me to notice) I've been losing my settings with every update. Is this just ...
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I can't open Blender 2.8 files after I save them. Because it tries to open with 2.79

Blender 2.79b is installed (from .exe) on my computer, currently. And I just downloaded the Blender 2.8 release candidate 2 (.zip). When I create something in Blender 2.8, after I save it, I cannot ...
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Blender 3.5 Unsupported graphics card

Having issues both with Meshmixer and Blender failing on launch, Blender gives me an error regarding a graphics card and drivers not able to support OpenGL 3.3. Currently running a radeon 6600 XT with ...
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Installing module to blender's python (Mac)

I'm trying to install modules (one of them is open3d) with pip command. From 2.8+ it should be easy as pip install open3d (...
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Want to use ANT landscape generator, where is it?

I just downloaded Blender and am going to use it to generate landscapes. I saw references to ANT landscape generator, but have no idea how to activate it or download it. One video supposedly showed ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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"Legacy WGL is unable to select between OpenGL versions" error [duplicate]

Is there a chance of fixing this? (the autodesk maya was working fine and I want to try this program, could someone help me with this?)
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How to install Blender on a Mac so that multiple user accounts have access to it?

After I moving Blender to the 'Applications' directory it works fine. The trouble starts when another user with his/her own account on the Mac wants to run Blender too when logged-in to his/her ...
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Cycles and other addons dont work anymore

After i downloaded Blender 2.79b I got some problems... i tried to install Flip Fluid. But I got tons of errors. After that Cycles has stopped working. I also got an error message after I tried to ...
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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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Startup Black Screen? [closed]

I just installed Blender and I'm new to all this. When I open up Blender I see a black screen, like the command prompt app on Windows, and I was wondering how to get into Blender? Then if I click on ...
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Blender 2.8 causes all other versions to not run!

After installing 2.8 i use it for 5 min then it stops responding and crashes. I try to reopen and the console is blank and it never ends up working. All other versions of blender i have installed also ...
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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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Need guidance for creating no dependancies between two installs of Blender

I want to have two copies of Blender on my machine that share no settings or preferences. One will be my development copy and the second on is the production version. I need them to be separate ...
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Shared Network install / config priority

I'd like to deploy Blender with a custom startup scene and some enabled addons on a network drive, so that every user here can run Blender from there with all the settings and addons. Sounds easy ...
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Latest version of Blender opens with blank screen

Recently installed latest version of Blender on my laptop, only to have it open to a blank white screen- did not have any issue with an earlier version of Blender on the same computer. I am running ...
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Windows 10, Blender cannot open write save on C: [duplicate]

I just noticed this recently, I cannot save my blend file. Cannot open file for writing permission denied. I have been using Blender for over 5 years and installed it multiple times on multiple ...
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Blender 2.79b crashes on start V2

This question is a continuation of this: Blender 2.79b crashes on start up System: Windows 10 Drivers: ...
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Find and Install Current Blender Release

I don't know the correct place for this question so I'm asking here: I have a previous version of Blender that I downloaded but was never able to use (extended illness). I would now like to download ...
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Blender 3.5 Unsupportyed graphics card [duplicate]

Having issues both with meshmixer and blender failing on launch, blender gives me an error regarding a graphics card and drivers not able to support OpenGL 3.3 Currently running a radeon 6600 XT with ...
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How to install lsystem add-on? [duplicate]

Apologies if this seems very basic, but I am really struggling with how to do this and am not sure where I am going wrong. I have a found an L-System addon on Github (https://github.com/krljg/lsystem) ...
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All addons missing after upgrading Blender from 2.83-4 to 2.90

I'm on Arch Linux and after running "sudo pacman -Su" to upgrade blender, my addons disappeared. I've tried manually installing the addons from "/usr/share/blender/2.90/scripts/addons&...
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No desktop short cut for Blender 2.8 [closed]

I just installed the Blender 2.8 beta. It did not create a shortcut. How can I create a short cut on the desktop?
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