I have uninstalled and re-installed QGIS on my 64-bit Windows 10 Pro work computer. I added the program into environmental variables and tried running it. I received the following error message: error message

Could the issue be because I don't have rights to install as a user?

The files folder looks like this:

file folder

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    Did you get no entry in the start menu, or a new desktop folder?
    – AndreJ
    Oct 25, 2018 at 11:30
  • The app appears in start menu. When launching an error message appears for "Could not load qgis_app.dll Windows Error: %1 is not a valid Win32 application Help: Check C:\OSGEO4W64\bin\qgis-bin.env for correct environment paths". What should I have in environ variable? Cheers.
    – Ropina
    Oct 25, 2018 at 14:34
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    I'm not sure what you did with your environment varaibles in the first place, but that is not necessary. Ususally the program is invoked with C:\OSGeo4W64\bin\qgis,bat, and not with the exe file.
    – AndreJ
    Oct 25, 2018 at 19:07

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So you have to go to folder where you installed qgis, than go into folder named "bin" and there u will find QGIS-bin.exe and from there start it.

I installed it on C drive so path is this C:\Program Files\QGIS 3.2\bin

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