Jan 24, 2016 - If you look in most places, they'll tell you to install Strawberry Perl or Active Perl. But because Cygwin doesn't actually install a “program” as Windows. C: cygwin64 bin mintty.exe -i /Cygwin-Terminal.ico /bin/zsh --login.
I just installed cygwin in my windows7 pc. After installation when i click on 'Cygwin Terminal' from start menu it shows a message like this - message title: Missing Shortcut 'Windows is searching for mintty. To locate the file yourself, click Browse' with two buttons below 'Browse' and 'Cancel'.Then if I select mintty.exe manually from 'C:cygwinbin' by clicking Browse button it doesn't load anything. How can I be get rid of this?
Open the Cygwin Terminal properties (by right click on the icon and go to properties) check the path of 'mintty'. If everything looks right and it is still giving error, change the 'mintty' to 'mintty.exe'. This solved my problem.
Cygwin Windows 10
For Installing Cygwin follow the steps given here-
-Link is now dead-http://www.news.amigowork.com/how-to-install-unix-in-windows/
if problem is still there
go to installation directory and open Cygwin.bat
go to bin folder of installation directory and open mintty.exe.
it will solve your problem.
I had installed cygwin in e drive. But the path (in property, by right click on icon )showed c drive. When i changed it to e, the problem went away. It was on Windows 7 and cygwin installation was latest on 4th Jan 2018.
Cygwin Can't Find Mintty
Open the Cygwin Terminal properties (by right click on the icon and go to properties) check the path of 'mintty'. If it is not as per your minty(you will get it inside bin folder) location change it.
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