Unable to load Grasshopper using Windows on my Mac

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I am using windows on my mac and attempting to load Grasshopper into it, but getting the following error (I have .net 3.5).

Grasshopper doesn’t register any file sizes in the windows control panel.

Rhino Plug-in Error


GrasshopperPlugin.rhp load error: Plug-in identified as a .NET plug-in but .NET

support not found on this computer.

Never load this plug-in again

                                 Details                        OK

Rhinoceros 4.0 Rhino.NET Error

Exception occurred in plug-in Grasshopper

Unable to load DLL 'rhcommon_c': The application has failed to start

because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the

application event log or use the command-line sxstrace.exe tool for

more details. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x800736B1)

Stack trace:



managed_type_name, Guid managed_type_id)

at Rhino.Runtime.HostUtils.InitializeRhinoCommon()

at Grasshopper.Plugin.GH_PluginUtil.LoadGrasshopper() in

C:devGrasshopper1.0rootsrcGH_GrasshopperPluginUtil.vb:line 33

at GrasshopperPlugin.GrasshopperPlugin.OnLoadPlugIn()


RhDN_NativePlugInBase<<CRhinoUtilityPlugIn, RMA::Rhino::MRhinoUtili

tyPlugIn> .OnLoadPlugIn(RhDN_NativePlugInBase<CRhinoUtilityPlugIn

, RMA::Rhino::MRhinoUtilityPlugIn>*)


I hope to get suggestions from you.


Answered By 0 points N/A #150985

Unable to load Grasshopper using Windows on my Mac


Hello Eckel,

  • Just check your computer and make sure that you have installed the latest Microsoft Runtimes, for they may be missing from your computer and as a result causing the problem.


  • Download and install Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 vcredist_x64.EXE as well as vcredist_x86.EXE to add  to the Microsoft Visual C++ version that you already have on your computer and see if that solves the problem.


  • You can as well try cleaning the registry entries on your computer and see if that will solve the problem. Get CCleaner and install it on your computer and then use it to fix any problems that might be with the registry entries.



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