I have installed Git on windows XP, along with the Git cheetah explorer shell extension. However, as I open each shell window I see an error dialog pop up with title "Hello", and the text:

"[ERROR] Could not find git path"

Git is definitely installed, but how can I point git-cheetah at it?

Installer version: Git-

OS: Windows XP SP 3, 32 Bit.

Note: I am aware that there are questions with similar search terms relating to uninstalling git, but that is not what I want to do.

Things I have tried:

  • Adding the git/bin directory into the system path environment variable and logging out/back in. It has propagated, but the error did not go away.
  • Probably a silly question, but is the error correct - ie, does Git Cheetah work anyway? – PeterJCLaw Apr 6 '12 at 8:17

I started getting similar behavior. On a hunch, I followed this question. However, this question is about uninstalling. We only want to fix our existing broken install.

  1. Find your Git for Windows install path. Mine is: C:\Program Files\Git
  2. If necessary, gain local admin rights. (This is necessary at my office.)
  3. Start command prompt (cmd.exe)
  4. Run this command: regsvr32.exe "C:\Program Files\Git\git-cheetah\git_shell_ext.dll"

It should fix the problem.

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