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Can not find Windows platform

  • I am trying to distribute the application I developed. I know I have to include a sub folder named platforms with the proper Windows DLLs. I also have added lines in my main function as follows:

    However, I still get the error "This application failed to start because it could not find or load the Qt platform plugin 'Windows'."

    "Available platform plugins are: minimal, offscreen, windows."

    The DLLs are in the sub folder, however for some reason the application does not seem to find them.


  • Did you try to use the windeployqt tool ( to copy the right dependencies into your applications folder?

  • @sneubert Thanks. That was the help I needed.

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