[Chimera-users] installing v1.2183 on XP & preserving preferences from previous version

Eric Pettersen pett at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Nov 1 13:40:02 PST 2005

On Nov 1, 2005, at 9:48 AM, Boaz Shaanan wrote:

> Hi,
> For some reason I had problems installin 1.2183 under XP which I  
> haven't had before. Only after un-installing the previous version  
> it finally worked. Maybe something with the un-install script isn't  
> quite working properly this time around ?

Hi Boaz,
	The new version should have worked without uninstalling the old  
version, unless you tried to install into the same location as the  
old version.  Did you install into a separate location?

> I thought that by saving the preferences file and copying it back  
> to the proper location (as it says under preferences/preferences)  
> after installation, I would be able to continue with the same  
> prerefences setting I had before. Apparently this didn't work. So  
> what should I do in order to properly move the preference file from  
> one version to the other ?

	You shouldn't have had to move your preferences file back and forth  
-- it's not removed by the de-installation process.  If you moved  
your old preferences file into the location indicated by preferences/ 
preferences while Chimera was running, then there is a good chance  
that the file got overwritten without being used.  For instance, if  
you opened a file then the directory and file name are written into  
preferences so you can easily get to the directory or open the file  
in your next session.  At any rate, if you still have a good copy of  
the preferences you want, copy it into the preferences/preferences  
location when Chimera is not running.


                         Eric Pettersen
                         UCSF Computer Graphics Lab
                         pett at cgl.ucsf.edu

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