Opened 13 years ago

Last modified 13 years ago

#146 assigned defect

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

Reported by: Brian Smith Owned by: Brian Smith
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 (2)

comment:1 by Brian Smith, 13 years ago

Keywords: installer upgrade transfer added
Status: newassigned

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.

comment:2 by Brian Smith, 13 years ago

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

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