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Question: How do I install a new version of Foxhound?

Answer: Here's how to preserve all of your existing Foxhound settings and sample data while installing a new version:

  1. Run the Foxhound "unsetup" process: start - All Programs - Foxhound1 - Tools - Unsetup Foxhound

    This will reverse the actions of the original Foxhound InstallShield setup process, but it will not remove the Foxhound database from your system; see Why is it called "unsetup" instead of "uninstall"?

  2. Run the new Installshield setup you have downloaded (see How do I install Foxhound?).

    The post-setup process will copy and upgrade the data stored in your existing Foxhound database before overwriting it, and you won't need to provide a registration key when you start Foxhound.

If you want to preserve your existing settings but not all of your old sample data, try running the Foxhound Options - Purge process to delete old data before running the steps above.

If you don't want to preserve either your existing settings or any of your old sample data, you will first have to remove Foxhound from your system before installing the new copy. In this case you will need to provide your registration key when you start Foxhound.

Caution: A successful installation overwrites existing files. It is your responsibility to make a backup of your existing Foxhound installation if you want one. The simplest way to make a complete backup is to stop the Foxhound engine, then make a copy of the entire Foxhound1 folder and subfolders... do this before installing the new version of Foxhound.

By default, Foxhound is installed in this location on Windows XP:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\RisingRoad\Foxhound1
and on Vista and Windows 7 it is here:

Note: Before overwriting the current foxhound.db and log files, the post-setup process will move them to the backup\previous_build subfolder under the locations listed above.

Caution: If you are running Foxhound as a service, stop the service before installing the new version. The installation process needs to stop and restart the existing Foxhound database, and it probably won't be able to do that if it's already running as a service.

Caution: If you are using the Windows Vista or Windows 7 Task Scheduler to take regular backups of your Foxhound database using the technique described here, you should reboot your computer after installing a new version of Foxhound; see The $backup_foxhound1.bat file looked for a path specification in the FOXHOUND1 environment variable and it was empty.

See also...
How do I install Foxhound?
How do I reinstall Foxhound?
Another version of this product is already installed.
Why is it called "unsetup" instead of "uninstall"?
How do I remove Foxhound from my system?
How do I backup my Foxhound database?
How do I backup my Foxhound database on a regular basis?
The $backup_foxhound1.bat file looked for a path specification in the FOXHOUND1 environment variable and it was empty.

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