Every time I open a file (by which I mean what I would call a text file, typically one containing Python code) I get two lines of error messages that read
- E576: viminfo: Missing '>' in line: 555147747^I0
- E576: viminfo: Missing '>' in line: ^I"^I72^I0
I have searched for an answer and found people discussing this problem and solving it but (a) they are Unix users and what they refer to doesn't apply - as far as I can tell - to me as a Windows user and (b) the posts are 7 years old so I'm guessing that the cause of my problem or its solution will be different.
It dawned on me that the ^I in the error message is a \t i.e. a tab so the second message for example is saying that a '>' was expected in a line that contains \t"\t72\t0 but the file - which I assume is
Program Files (x86)\vim\vim81\syntax\viminfo.vim
does not contain such a line or indeed any occurrences of '72' at all.