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Quark installation is missing needed files

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This message occurs if some of the files needed by your current version of QuarkXPress are missing.


This problem usually occurs after a minor upgrade to QuarkXPress (for example from version 14.1 to 14.21).




The 4 needed files are usually icudt48.dll and icuin48.dll and icule48.dll and icuuc48.dll.


These should be located in the folder C:\Qpp\Xpp<Q>\ where <Q> has the following values for different versions of QuarkXPress


Quark 2016 = 12

Quark 2017 = 13

Quark 2018 = 14

Quark 2019 = 15




Since Build 20770 of June 9, 2019, running the main program updater will install versions of the qpp.xnt that works with both variants of the QuarkXPress installed on your computer.