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    Default Cannot Find Metadata.dll

    Today I downloaded the latest Irfanview 4.3 and the all-plugins exe for 4.3. Installed both.
    But when I press Ctrl+I on an image, Irfanview still says "Can't load plugin METADATA.DLL"
    Sure this dll is present in the Plugins folder. What's wrong?

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    Check the Help menu, Installed plugins. If Metadata.dll is not listed, then you probably installed the plugins in the wrong folder. If it is listed then we need the file for testing.

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    Default Metadata.dll missing

    Quote Originally Posted by Bhikkhu Pesala View Post
    Check the Help menu, Installed plugins. If Metadata.dll is not listed, then you probably installed the plugins in the wrong folder. If it is listed then we need the file for testing.
    I installed the plug-ins in the directory "Irfanview/Plugins" and the metadata.dll file is not showing up. Isn't that the folder I should have installed the plugins to? Thanks for your help. And yes, I checked the Plugins under help and it's not listed. I also checked the zip file and it is not included in the zip file.
    Last edited by docgecko; 18.08.2015 at 07:55 PM. Reason: forgot to add something

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    Which version are you about to install?

    In IV 4.40 the Metadata.dll comes with the iview440_setup.exe and is installed here in plugins folder, shows up correctly in Help --> Installed Plugins

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    If you are missing the Metadata plugin the quickest way is to download the zip version of the main program from
    here and just extract the Metadata dll file from the Plugins folder.
    Last edited by Mij; 18.08.2015 at 09:27 PM.

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