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I am really new to vim and have been trying to use it more over the past months. Issue is I cannot get the plugins to work, I have followed the steps on vim plug github and some other sites.

I am on windows and when I use the :set path in vim itself it shows the vim directory but appending to it is a folder called vimfiles, is this just a general name for all associated files?

I added the plug lines to my _vimrc but when I run :PlugInstall it throws a error saying it's not a command. Is there any up to date info on windows installations ? This feels like a easy issue but I cannot figure it out and without syntax higlighting or anything it is kind of rough.

What I want to know is:

  • where to put files for vim plug?
  • why vim plug is not loading?
  • Why do I have 3 auto load folders spread over separate folders?
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    There is a difference between :set path and :set runtimepath, just FYI. Also, if you’re wondering about option-related stuff, :help is a goldmine – D. Ben Knoble Jan 4 at 4:58
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I cleaned out the installation and pulled the zip of vim-plug. Extracted the files into the autoload folder in vim82. Before I used the powershell solution.

After that I made a custom plugin folder and gave it read/write permission. Now it seems to work. Unsure what the issue was but these are the things that I changed. Also I should have mentioned that I am using vim-plug.

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:PluginInstall is the install command for Vundle. If it does not work Vundle is not installed correctly.

Installation Instructions

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