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Failed to start program. Path or permissions wrong?

  • I received this error today. I googled and looked through forums for help but they were not able to solve my problem. I installed Qt on my computer and I keep all my programs in a dropbox folder. Then I installed qt on my other computer and made a small program on that computer. Now when I run it on computer one, I get the error:
    Failed to start program. Path or permissions wrong?

    In most of the help I found, the problem was with the path to the executable. But both computers have the file saved with the same path name i.e. C:/users/jeff/dropbox... If I try to run the executable from computer one, I get an error that says
    "The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log or use the command line sxstrace.exe tool for more detail."

    Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot guys!

  • What does your program?
    Do you have the same version of Qt and Mingw/Visual Studio on both computers? If exe has missing deps then check it by Dependency Walker.

  • Yes, they are both Qt 4.8.1 for Desktop - MSVC2010 (QtSDK) and they both use the Microsoft Visual C++ Compiler 10.0 (x86). I suppose I'll try that Dependency walker

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