Adding Files & Folders to an existing instalation

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ginkgo
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Adding Files & Folders to an existing instalation

Post by ginkgo » Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:46 pm

Greetings--
Using Professional 8.1 build 34480.

We want to send users, who already have installed our software, one file and one folder to add to their existing installed Application folder. We don't want to add a new app. What is the best way to add the following?

-- one file that will overwrite an existing file in Program folder inside the Application folder: Application\Program
-- a new Temp folder to be placed in Program folder inside the Application folder: Application\Program

Thanks and cheers,
Patricia
Ginkgo Software

Bjammin
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Re: Adding Files & Folders to an existing instalation

Post by Bjammin » Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:03 pm

I don't know why you can't put the file where ever you want. I usually build so that installs can be made on top of the prior version, but either way I don't think it matters.

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Re: Adding Files & Folders to an existing instalation

Post by Cosmin » Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:57 pm

Hi Patricia,

The recommended approach are patches. Our user guide contains a patch tutorial which may help you.

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Cosmin
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ginkgo
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Re: Adding Files & Folders to an existing instalation

Post by ginkgo » Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:18 pm

Thank you for the responses, I'll check out it out and be back if I have any questions.
Cheers,
Patricia

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