OpenVPN GUI Doesn't Find Config Files

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LauraMartin
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OpenVPN GUI Doesn't Find Config Files

Post by LauraMartin » Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:25 pm

I install openvpn in the usual manner.

I then run some scripts that create certificates and configurations such as:
C:\Users\LauraMartin\OpenVPN\config\10.10.10.10\10.10.10.10-LauraMartin.ovpn

(The complex naming is so that I don't accidentally have two config files with the same name. My search for a solution to this problem showed only postings regarding having duplicate file names.)

I then start OpenVPN-GUI as an administrator.

I see it running in the tray, but right clicking shows only the 'settings' and 'exit' menu items. There is no 'import' menu item.

If I copy the above named config file to C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config, it then shows up in the menu and I can connect to it.

LauraMartin is a member of the 'OpenVPN Administrators' group.

One more note: This is on Windows8.

Help, please.

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TinCanTech
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Re: OpenVPN GUI Doesn't Find Config Files

Post by TinCanTech » Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:24 pm

It sounds like you have installed an old version.

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