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Explorer Extensions unable to find "windows" plugin

  • Hi all,

    I'm writing a context menu extension dll for explorer.
    I placed the qwindows.dll in the platforms folder wrt the extension dll.

    When I try register it with regsvr32 command I got the error message "this application failed to start because it could not find or load the Qt platform plugin "Windows" because the qwindows.dll is searched in the C:\windows\system32\platforms\qwindows.dll path since explorer.exe is placed in C:\windows\system32.

    Since I would like to avoid placing dll in system32 folder how can I change the search path for the dll to have my extensions work?

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    @cOld said:


    I wonder if u can make it work using
    Qt Environment Variable

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