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Old   May 15, 2017, 16:21
Default [Windows] "ParaView reader module library does not exist"
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Hi everyone,

I recently installed openFoam on my Windows 7 computer to get started on my masters studies. The installation itself was a pain, but now I'm going through the tutorial attached to the software with the cavity flow example and I'm having trouble with the "paraFoam" command.

I tried the commands stated in the message to 'reset' the plug ins, but that didn't change the situation at all, I kept getting the same message.

In an effort to fix this, I tried installing paraView 5.4.0 separately, but I guess it's not connected to openFoam in any way, nor does openFoam recognize it. I read a bunch of forum posts that recommended taking the .foam files and opening them in paraView manually, but I can't find the associated directory to actually manually open the .foam files.

The installation is a brand new one, on a Windows 7 64 bit computer. I have a virtual machine installed on this thing, but I can't get it to work, so I've been using Windows 7 for this exclusively (I know...I know....).

Any ideas? I'm at a dead end and have no idea where to go from here!


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Old   May 28, 2017, 03:58
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Note paraFoam is not supported via window installation . User need to install
separate paraview which can be downloaded from

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Old   June 1, 2017, 13:35
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It didn't want to work with me, so I ended up dual-installing Ubuntu in parallel with my Windows 7 installation.

I haven't resolved the issue, per se, but I was able to mitigate it.

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paraview 5.4.0, tutorials, windows 7

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