POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.newusers : Incomplete installation on Windows 7 : Re: Incomplete installation on Windows 7 Server Time
7 Jul 2022 04:34:45 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Incomplete installation on Windows 7  
From: Kenneth
Date: 24 Jan 2017 14:20:00
Message: <web.5887a75cc8b1c220883fb31c0@news.povray.org>
I'm running Windows 7 too. If I understand correctly, it sounds like the main
problem is that you're missing the POV-Ray 'icon' on your desktop, so that you
can't even start the program(?)

Here's how to find the POV-Ray 'application' itself, then you can make your own
desktop link. (I hope I'm not being too simplistic about your problem.)
POV-Ray's main 'application' (or rather, it's 'engine') is not actually in your
DOCUMENTS folder, it's elsewhere.

Go to--
Windows START icon
COMPUTER (there are *two* of these icons in my Win 7; you want the one that will
show your C hard drive)
LOCAL DISK (C:)
PROGRAM FILES (for 64-bit apps) or PROGRAM FILES (X86) for 32-bit apps
POV-RAY
3.7
BIN
PVENGINE64 (or PVENGINE)-- this is what starts POV-Ray. Make a 'shortcut' to put
on your desktop.

I hope this helps.


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