Ticket #146 (assigned defect)

Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

When transferring an old installation do not use the 'Program Files' folder

Reported by: brian Assigned to: brian (accepted)
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: Documentation Version: 1.1.1
Severity: normal Keywords: installer upgrade transfer


Vista and Windows 7 enforce stricter control over access to the Program Files folder than earlier versions of Windows. This means Windows users should not try to store the POPFile User Data in the Program Files folder when migrating to Vista or Windows 7.

Unfortunately the wiki currently does not make this clear. See, for example, Backup, Restoration, and transferring POPFile settings

Vista and Windows 7 users are encouraged to use standard accounts and even administrator accounts will get UAC (User Access Control) prompts. (There is also the added complication of VirtualStore folders to take into account.)

The wiki needs to discuss this problem and offer some solutions.

Perhaps there should be a separate page covering just Windows systems?

Change History

05/06/10 15:12:45 changed by brian

  • keywords set to installer upgrade transfer.
  • status changed from new to assigned.

The Windows installer could do more to help with this problem. If the existing POPFile User Data is stored in the Program Files folder and if it uses the default structure then the installer should transfer the data to the new (default) user-specific POPFile User Data folder.

05/06/10 18:48:25 changed by brian

ticket:147 (Installer should cope better if existing User Data is in Program Files folder) has been raised against the installer.