Update procedure?

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Hugo_W
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Update procedure?

#1 Post by Hugo_W » 03.03.2020, 19:39

Hello everybody,
in the help for FC I have not found any signs of a good update procedure if many things are personalized.

In theory, there are different ways to transfer settings and ad-ons:
- Copy newer files (* .exe / * .DLL) into an old directory?
- Create new directory for FC -> Save and restore "old settings"?
- Create new directory for FC -> manually copy old * .ini files etc. into the new version?

What about ad-ons and self-made adjustments?
A directory for Icon’s “% FcSrcPath% \ MyIcons \ cross20.png” was recently recommended. Is this also processed under "backup / restore"? Probably not.
A suggestion for such own folders would be MYFC-something. "MYFC-" would then be the format or search criterion for the backup procedure.
Best regards
Hugo

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Re: Update procedure?

#2 Post by Dreamer » 03.03.2020, 20:12

You can just install the new version to the same folder, your settings will be preserved.

If you're using portable/zip version, just unpack and overwrite all files to the same folder too.

All Settings are placed in one folder, how to find it:

https://freecommander.com/en/faq-settin ... s-location

Everything should be in the Settings folder, incl. the paths for any custom icons and so on.
Plugins are in FC install folder - Plugins subfolder.

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Re: Update procedure?

#3 Post by Hugo_W » 04.03.2020, 21:06

Thanks for the information!
Next weekend is update time!

Hugo

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