How to upgrade from 10.04 to 10.05

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  • #2252

    deleyd
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    How to upgrade from Multi-Edit 2006 10.04 to 10.05:

    You can just install the new Multi-Edit on top of the current Multi-Edit (even though the setup instructions say you shouldn’t), or you can install Multi-Edit into a new directory and keep the old Multi-Edit, which is my suggested method.

    My suggested method:

    1. Exit Multi-Edit

    2. Rename

    C:\Program Files\Multi-Edit 2006\

    to something else, like:

    C:\Program Files\Multi-Edit 2006 10.04\

    3. Run SetupME2006.exe for 10.05

    (If Multi-Edit is running, the installer will ask you to close Multi-Edit)

    When the installer asks you where to copy over settings from a previous installation, point it to:

    C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Multi Edit Software\Multi-Edit\10\Config\
    (Vista users point it to:
    C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Multi Edit Software\Multi-Edit\10\Config\

    (Note these may be hidden folders. See below.)

    Complete the install.

    The installer will create a new Config directory named Config.05

    C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Multi Edit Software\Multi-Edit\10\Config.05\
    (or on Vista)
    C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Multi Edit Software\Multi-Edit\10\Config.05\

    4. After install
    If you have your own personal macros, copy them from

    Config\Mac
    to
    Config.05\mac

    where \Config and Config.05 is, once again, in:

    C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Multi Edit Software\Multi-Edit\10\
    (or on Vista)
    C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Multi Edit Software\Multi-Edit\10\

    (Note these may be hidden folders. See below.)

    (It’s also possible some of your personal macros on 10.04 ended up in
    C:\Program Files\Multi-Edit 2006 10.04\Mac
    if you used the (Admin) version of the CMac compiler. You may copy them to the \Config.05\Mac folder. Multi-Edit first looks in the Config.05\Mac folder, then in the Program Files\Multi-Edit 2006\Mac folder.)

    (There is a file Mew32.ini in C:\Program Files\Multi-Edit 2006\ which tells Multi-Edit to use the \Config folder with the .05 added)

    HOW TO VIEW HIDDEN FOLDERS:
    The \Config and/or Config.05 directory for 10.04 & 10.05 is in

    For Windows XP and earlier:
    C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Multi Edit Software\Multi-Edit\10\

    For Windows Vista:
    C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Multi Edit Software\Multi-Edit\10\

    Note that these are hidden folders. To view:

      [*:37je1pif] Open Windows Explorer[/*:m:37je1pif]
      [*:37je1pif]TOOLS -> FOLDER OPTIONS[/*:m:37je1pif]
      [*:37je1pif]Select the VIEW tab[/*:m:37je1pif]
      [*:37je1pif]Under ‘Advanced settings:’, select "Show hidden files and folders"
      (Later you may set this back to "Do not show hidden files and folders")[/*:m:37je1pif][/list:o:37je1pif]
    #7533

    goldsy
    Participant


    When the installer asks you where to copy over settings from a previous installation, point it to:

    C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Multi Edit Software\Multi-Edit\10\Config\
    (Vista users point it to:
    C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Multi Edit Software\Multi-Edit\10\Config\

    [/quote:jlg5n654]

    Thanks for the suggestions!

    A couple notes to the ME Guys:

    First the installer doesn’t ask you where to copy over settings from a previous installation (but it should and give a pretty good indication where to find it). It actually says "In order to do this please select the directory where that previous installation is located." I read this as C:\Program Files\… which is how it always was before the Vista updates. Since the installer adds registry entries already, why can’t it figure out where the old config directory is located automatically?

    Second, the installer specifically says not to install over an old version. The installer shouldn’t even allow it? At least nag the user to death before allowing it.

    Cheers!

    #7534

    gregphil
    Participant

    With earlier versions of MultiEdit the upgrades we fairly painless, just say yes to everything including the question about importing your previous settings (and macros).

    Why is the new install not able to find and copy the previous settings itself? :cry:

    #7646

    deleyd
    Participant

    Upgrade Problem Solutions
    Sessions Not Copied Over

    In a typical installation, your 10.04 session files are stored in

    [code:165xbusy]C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Multi Edit Software\Multi-Edit\10\Config\Sessions[/code:165xbusy]

    Copy the files in that directory to:

    [code:165xbusy]C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Multi Edit Software\Multi-Edit\10\Config.05\Sessions[/code:165xbusy]

    I’ve put in a request that this be fixed in the installer.

    Usually there are no other problems, but here’s some info just in case:
    ————————————————–
    Here’s a more general explanation of where to find the Multi-Edit Config directory. By the way, it’s a good idea to back up this directory once in awhile, as this is where all your settings are stored.

    Most settings are stored in your Meconfig.db and wcmdmap.db files.
    These are mostly plain text files you can view with a text editor.
    To view with Multi-Edit, make a copy of these files and view the copy,
    because Multi-Edit uses these files when it’s running.

    Meconfig.db includes:[list:165xbusy][*:165xbusy]Customize settings[/*:m:165xbusy]
    [*:165xbusy]Language setups[/*:m:165xbusy]
    [*:165xbusy]File Extension setups[/*:m:165xbusy]
    [*:165xbusy]Compiler Program setups[/*:m:165xbusy]
    [*:165xbusy]Colors[/*:m:165xbusy]
    [*:165xbusy]Telnet setup[/*:m:165xbusy]
    [*:165xbusy]Web Browser setup[/*:m:165xbusy]
    [*:165xbusy]File Pane setup[/*:m:165xbusy]
    [*:165xbusy]Print setup[/*:m:165xbusy][/list:u:165xbusy]Wcmdmap.db includes:[list:165xbusy][*:165xbusy][/*:m:165xbusy]
    [*:165xbusy]All commands and key mappings (TOOLS -> CUSTOMIZE -> KEYS/COMMANDS)[/*:m:165xbusy]
    [*:165xbusy]All Program Menus (TOOLS -> CUSTOMIZE -> MENUS)[/*:m:165xbusy]
    [*:165xbusy]All Toolbar buttons (TOOLS -> CUSTOMIZE -> TOOLBARS/BOXES)[/*:m:165xbusy][/list:u:165xbusy]
    HOW TO FIND THE MECONFIG.DB AND WCMDMAP.DB FILES:
    A simple way to determine where the Meconfig.db and Wcmdmap.db files are located:

      [*:165xbusy]1. Open Multi-Edit[/*:m:165xbusy]
      [*:165xbusy]Go to MACRO -> RUN…[/*:m:165xbusy]
      [*:165xbusy]In the resulting RUN MACRO dialog, enter the command "SWITWIN /SYSTEM=2" (without the quotes, uppercase, with one space before the slash)[/*:m:165xbusy]
      [*:165xbusy]In the resulting WINDOW LIST dialog, look for Meconfig.db and Wcmdmap.db . They are usually listed at the top. To the right is the directory where each file is located.[/*:m:165xbusy][/list:o:165xbusy](Note: If you’ve selected a different keymap, such as Borland IDE Emulation; Brief Emulation; Wordstar Emulation; Visual Studio Emulation; CodeWright Emulation; UltraEdit; EMacs; etc… then you’ll see a different .db file listed, such as Borland.db; Brief.db; Wordstar.db; VStudio.db; CodeWright.db; UltraEdit.db; EMacs.db; etc… grab that file.)

      Before version ME2006 10.04, the Meconfig.db file is usually located in
      [code:165xbusy]C:\Program Files\Multi-Edit 2006\Config\Meconfig.db[/code:165xbusy]

      For ME2006 10.04 and above, the Meconfig.db and Wcmdmap.db file are usually located in a hidden folder:

      For Windows XP and earlier:
      [code:165xbusy]C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Multi Edit Software\Multi-Edit\10\Config\Meconfig.db[/code:165xbusy]

      For Windows Vista:
      [code:165xbusy]C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Multi Edit Software\Multi-Edit\10\Config\Meconfig.db[/code:165xbusy]

      Note that these are hidden folders. To view:[list:165xbusy][*:165xbusy]Open Windows Explorer[/*:m:165xbusy]
      [*:165xbusy]TOOLS -> FOLDER OPTIONS[/*:m:165xbusy]
      [*:165xbusy]Select the VIEW tab[/*:m:165xbusy]
      [*:165xbusy]Under ‘Advanced settings:’, select "Show hidden files and folders"
      (Later you may set this back to "Do not show hidden files and folders")[/*:m:165xbusy][/list:u:165xbusy]
      Note: The location of the Multi-Edit Config directory can be changed by creating a file named Mew32.ini in the C:\Program Files\Multi-Edit 2006\ directory. For example, in 10.05 the Mew32.ini file contains the following lines:
      [code:165xbusy][config]
      ; Path for config files
      ;path=\\Apache\f\Tools\Config\

      ; Config directory modifier
      ;id=-Dev
      ;id=-test
      id=.05
      [/code:165xbusy]
      All lines starting with a ; are commented out. The last line says to name the Config directory Config.05 instead of just Config.)

      Also, try this new script file CheckDllVersion.vbs

      It’s somewhat experimental as I just made it yesterday. This script assumes your Multi-Edit is installed at:

      [code:165xbusy]C:\Program Files\Multi-Edit 2006[/code:165xbusy]

      if this isn’t correct, edit the script and where it says that, change that to where Multi-Edit is. Then double-click on CheckDllVersion.vbs to run it and see if you get the result shown (attached).
      The purpose of this script is to make sure the .dll file versions are correct. (Note: Some of the .dll files don’t have a version.)
      CheckDllVersion.ZIP
      dllversion.gif

    #7676

    yabedude
    Member

    When the installer prompts for the current location of the users profile, the edit box is too small. I can’t paste my full path to the documents and locations folder. However, clicking the browse button will work.

    #8398

    ebvigmo
    Participant

    I can see my serial number, but not release code in 10.04 version. Can’t find the email that must have had that number.

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