If the following error message dialog appears, the Squish IDE will not be able to run.
The Squishide executable launcher was unable to locate its companion shared library.
Possible Causes and Suggested Solutions¶
The Squish IDE executable was started directly from inside the ZIP file¶
Solution: Unpack the Squish IDE package file, then start the squishide or squishide.exe executable in the extracted folder.
Critical files are missing from the extracted Squish IDE folder¶
Solution: Unpack the Squish IDE package file to a new empty directory that has a very short file system path (e.g., C:\squish).
Unfortunately, some ZIP extraction tools (including the one that Windows Explorer uses) can silently fail to extract files if the operating system’s maximum allowed path length is exceeded. This problem can be avoided by using a very short path for Squish, rather than, say, “C:\Documents and Settings\My Documents\My Programs\My Testing Software...”.
Lack of access rights¶
For unknown reasons the access rights of some of the extracted Squish IDE files might be wrong.