Theme save error
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System Information
Operating system and graphics card

Blender Version
Broken: (2.79)

Worked: (2.77a)

Short description of error

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
Make Changes to Font size and color, try to save theme and error occurs.

Based on a (as simple as possible) attached .blend file with minimum amount of steps

Steps I have taken...
Use another version of blender works fine.
Restore factory settings, restart computer, restart Blender error reoccurred.
Uninstall and remove all residual blender files preform a Clean install - error reoccurred multiple times,
Search for the error message via google, nothing relevant applied.

This error also happens when I install addons from zip files, error reoccurred when I try to activate the addon.

Thank you for your support


Philipp Oeser (lichtwerk) triaged this task as Incomplete priority.Mon, May 7, 1:16 PM
  • Do you have another python installation? Ensure you have no python executable available in your %path% envvar and test again.
  • Have you installed a 32bit version (or the 64bit version) of blender? of python?
  • When running python, what does the following snippet output?
>>> import pyexpat
>>> pyexpat.__file__

Marking as incomplete until we have this info

I ran command prompt and typed python this is what it said..

I have installed 64bit blender

Any help with this Please

Philipp Oeser (lichtwerk) raised the priority of this task from Incomplete to Needs Triage.Wed, May 16, 5:07 PM

@LazyDodo (LazyDodo): you're on windows right? mind checking there?

I am sorry but you are all speaking another language to me, I have no clue what to do, yes I am on windows 7

try closing blender and renaming

C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Roaming\Blender Foundation\Blender\2.79


C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Roaming\Blender Foundation\Blender\2.79.bak

Again I do not understand what you are explaining, do you want me to rename the blender.exe to blender.bak or the entire 2.79 folder within appdata roaming

the entire 2.79 folder in appdata

Frank (Ottovan) added a comment.EditedSat, May 19, 2:49 PM

Changing the folder name to 2.79.bak had no affect one the error in question.

Also I found Python in my blender install heres what it does when I open....

Advice please