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I know NOTHING of environment variables, and would like for someone to explain to me how to make one, so I can run multiple instances of the portable version of Pidgin ( Home Page of Pidgin ---> www.pidgin.im ) ( Portable version of Pidgin, that I'm using ---> http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/Using%20Pi...inFromaUSBDrive )
The following section of the "Using Pidgin" page, to which you provided a link originally, describes how to run multiple instances. Evidently, you simply need to define the environment variable "PIDGIN_MULTI_INST". You would do this using the information in the Microsoft article at the link I previously provided:
I know nothing about Pidgin other than the information in the link that you provided in your original post. If that documentation is incorrect, or if the implementation does not match the documentation (i.e., fancy term for "program bug"), you might be better off contacting Technical Support for Pidgin. That site also has a link for Bug Reports, etc.