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#1 E Wilcock

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 09:30 AM

I am floundering with the upgrade as usual. Could someone please produce a simple list of all the tasks one needs to do to have the new version running like the old customised version.


I dont know where my custom layouts are and where to move them to get them into version 9. It doesnt help that I am by no means expert at Windows 7. User data must be lurking somewhere?


I think it could be my custom toolbar is lost too and that is part of the layout.


As for the updated Projects I assume it has simply overwritten the data in my old TMG8 Project folder.So I renamed that as 9.

Edited by E Wilcock, 12 April 2014 - 09:33 AM.

#2 Terry Reigel

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 09:57 AM

You can locate all the layout and toolbar files, and report definitions, etc. But the easiest way is to do a Backup on your old installation and then Restore on the new one. Do a backup of "Customizations" and at step 3 chose the items you want to transfer. Details are in my article on Moving to a New Computer or Version.


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#3 E Wilcock

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 10:57 PM

Thank you Terry - Just what I needed.

I have your book and the manual, but hadnt found this.

And thank you for the explanation - had not previously understood why one should back up and restore rather than open the project direct, which is what I have done in the recent past. The TMG Manual for 9 starts by saying you can open previous version projects so I cheerfully did it.

Will go and try doing this the right way now.

As I have about a dozen projects, I remember that upgrading to TMG 8 and redesigning the tool bars etc for each took me ages.

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