Install new version of TC

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matu89
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Install new version of TC

Post by *matu89 » 2019-10-17, 14:53 UTC

how i change version of TC without loosing all my settings ( including commands buttons etc..)

thanks.

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Horst.Epp
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Re: Install new version of TC

Post by *Horst.Epp » 2019-10-17, 15:34 UTC

You don't loose settings if you just install into the current TC dir.
Windows 10 Home x64 November 2019 Update, Version 1909 (OS Build 18363.476)
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770 CPU @ 3.40GH, 16GB RAM
TC 9.50ß5 x64 / x86, Everything 1.4.1.956 (x64)

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Re: Install new version of TC

Post by *Phred » 2019-10-20, 06:26 UTC

You won't lose [sic] your settings by overwriting or updating your installation of TC since the configuration options you chose in usage are saved in ini files.
I put mine in D:\Users\Public\ and reference them with "C:\Program Files\Total Commander\TOTALCMD64.EXE" /i=D:\Users\Public\wincmdPhred.ini /f=D:\Users\Public\wcx_ftp.ini on my separate data disk.
And I attached that to a shortcut on my desktop with a hotkey combination attached to that - since I don't operate for everyday activity as an administrator.
Many users here still operate unguarded with TC in C:\totalcmd (ugly name though that is) as admins, something that perplexes me mightily in these days of security flaws and aggressive exploitation. And Author Ghisler's installation routine STILL ignores the safer C:\Program Files\ convention.

I've not, however, come across a useful description of separately installing a beta version of TC that remains independent of Windows' uninstall feature while using the beta's installation routine. That may crop up here if we're lucky.
Regards, PhredE
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