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I am using QGIS 1.7.3 (can't get 1.8 to work on my WIN 7 64 OS) and I cannot find the Sextante plugin. I have found other plugins with no problems, accessing all the various repositories, I have a list of many to choose from several repositories but there is no Sextante although the Sextante website says it should be downloadable from the QGIS main repository. What am I missing, doing wrong?

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You can find Sextante at http://plugins.qgis.org/plugins/plugins.xml.

Either download it from there and expand it to your .qgis/python/plugins folder, or add the address to your repositories. But I can not assure that it is working as expected on 1.7.3.

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It works fine with QGIS 1.7.3. –  markusN Aug 5 '12 at 10:59
    
Can you tell me exactly what folder I should expand the Sextante zip file into? There is a "python25" folder with several subfolders, there is no "plugins" folder that I can find. Thanks - –  HealthMaps Aug 6 '12 at 1:31
    
Depends on your operating system: On Windows XP under C:\Documents&Settings\<username>\.qgis\python\plugins, Windows 7 under C:\user\<username>\.qgis\python\plugins. Its not in the folders where the programs are stored. –  Andre Joost Aug 6 '12 at 5:16
    
Yes, that worked. Thanks so much. And so far it seems to work OK on 1.7.3. –  HealthMaps Aug 7 '12 at 16:50
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