QGIS 3.16 has two executable files: 'qgis-ltr-bin.exe' and 'qgis-ltr-bin-g7.exe'. Which of these files is the preferred one for running QGIS? Is there any difference between these two files?

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    Start QGIS with (qgis-ltr-bin-g7.exe) or without (qgis-ltr-bin.exe) Grass enabled gis.stackexchange.com/a/313726/2856. And neither is the preferred method of starting QGIS, you should instead use the appropriate shortcut (which calls a batch file that sets appropriate environment variables before running QGIS with/without grass)
    – user2856
    May 28, 2021 at 3:53

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I guess it depends on whether you want to run any Grass algorithms within Qgis, which the "-g7.exe" loads. That's my understanding anyway.

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