So I started 2 days ago with farming eth and I wanted to join a pool. So I searched up a good pool, for me I chose Nanopool and looked at the tutorials on how to connect. They say type this into your command console (windows 10 user):

ethminer.exe -G -F http://eth1.nanopool.org:8888/(your adress) So I put my adress in: ethminer.exe -G -F http://eth1.nanopool.org:8888/0x664c9F5Ef393a53FcB58F7B26E6CcF1b272D3fD1 But afterwards my cmd line says:

The command "ethminer.exe" is either misspelled or could not be found. But ethminer is running at the same time and geth is updating the chain constantly I don't know why this happened. Thanks for the help. Andy

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Ethminer.exe is put into the /bin folder of wherever you installed it. Best to just click the search bar, type cmd, hit enter. Then go to the folder with ethminer.exe and paste your command there.

If you're using nanopool, there is no reason to have geth running. That's only if you're going to be solo mining.

  • So I should just type the same command into a new cmd window.
    – user12013
    Jun 30, 2017 at 14:00
  • But when I do that and ethminer is running in the backround it still says the same thing.
    – user12013
    Jun 30, 2017 at 14:01
  • know it says that the system cant find the path. What?
    – user12013
    Jun 30, 2017 at 14:08

If you’ve already been using ethminer, Windows Defender probably deleted your ethminer because it thinks it is malware. You will need to periodically reinstall it (since Defender turns itself on every once in a while, even if you disable it). You can also add your ethminer to the Windows Defender exclusions list.

If you haven’t used ethminer, then it’s probably a path issue if you’ve already downloaded it.

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