Opened 13 years ago

Last modified 13 years ago

#147 assigned enhancement

Installer should cope better if existing User Data is in Program Files folder

Reported by: Brian Smith Owned by: Brian Smith
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: Installer Version: 1.1.1
Severity: normal Keywords: upgrade transfer userdata


When upgrading an existing installation (or one transferred from an older computer) it is possible that the POPFile User Data will be found in the Program Files folder together with the POPFile program files. This is not a good thing, especially where Windows Vista and Windows 7 are concerned.

It would be better if the installer was able to transfer this data to the normal default location for the POPFile User Data (e.g. "C:\Users\<user-name>\AppData\Roaming\POPFile" on Vista or Windows 7 systems).

POPFile is very configurable so this is not a straightforward task. However as a first step towards this goal the installer should be updated to transfer the user data when it is found to be using the default settings, i.e. when it is easy to do the transfer :-)

See also ticket:146 and the "startup on Windows 7 problem" topic in the Help forum

Change History (1)

comment:1 by Brian Smith, 13 years ago

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