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

Answer: Here's how to install a new version of Foxhound while at the same time preserving some or all of your existing Foxhound data:

  1. Run the Foxhound "unsetup" process: start - All Programs - Foxhound3 - 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?).

  3. The post-setup process will ask how much data you want to preserve; just press Enter for ALL data:
    Post-Setup Process for Foxhound Version 3.0
    *** Checking for a post-setup path parameter...
    *** A post-setup path parameter was provided...
    ***                   Foxhound 3.0.4380
    *** Here's where Foxhound is being installed:
    *** C:\ProgramData\RisingRoad\Foxhound3\
    *** Starting the Foxhound 3.0.4380 post-setup process...
    *** Creating foxhound3.db.3.0.4380.ORIGINAL_COPY...
    *** Checking for an existing Foxhound3 installation...
    ***  ...yes, there is an existing Foxhound3 installation.
    *** Checking if the existing data should be upgraded...
    ***  ...yes, the existing Foxhound3 data should be upgraded.
    *** PLEASE READ THIS, AND CONFIRM OR CHANGE **********************
    *** "FOXHOUND3UPGRADE" specifies how much data is to be upgraded.
    *** If you want to CHANGE the setting, type in a new value...
    ***    ALL       - upgrade all the data
    ***    OPTIONS   - no samples, just the Foxhound options
    ***    yyyymmdd  - options plus samples since yyyymmdd
    ***    nnn       - options plus last nnn days of samples
    ***    NOTHING   - don't upgrade any data
    *** and press Enter to continue.
    *** If you LIKE the current setting...
    ***    FOXHOUND3UPGRADE=ALL which means upgrade all the data
    *** just press Enter.

    See also How do the different FOXHOUND3UPGRADE values work?

  4. When you restart Foxhound you won't need to provide a registration key... unless you specified NOTHING in Step 3.

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 Foxhound3 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\Foxhound3
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_foxhound3.bat file looked for a path specification in the FOXHOUND3 environment variable and it was empty.

See also...
How do the different FOXHOUND3UPGRADE values work?
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?
How do the Foxhound backup shortcuts work?
The $backup_foxhound3.bat file looked for a path specification in the FOXHOUND3 environment variable and it was empty.

This page was last updated on October 31, 2011.      Foxhound 3.0 FAQ Home      Foxhound Home      RisingRoad