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Status Under Consideration
Categories 12. Desktop Plugins
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 17, 2018

Desktop Plugins: automatically clean up the registry entries before installing the newest version if any older version is already existing.


Build something into a new version of the installer which automatically cleans up the registry entries before installing the newest version if any older version is already existing.

Customer has had problems getting plugins to work on some client machines after upgrading from an older version.
As a workaround, they found that uninstalling the old version, completely removing registry entries here:
and then installing the latest version works.

To save all that work however, customer is hoping for a new installer which will completely remove any bad registry entries when upgrading from the previous version.

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    Rene Schimmer
    Feb 17, 2022

    To us it does not seem feasible to delete all settings when installing a new version, since the user would than have to enter all those settings, e.g. downloaded/synch'd content, connected sites, followed Communities, etc again.
    What we do consider is to add an uninstall option where the user can decide to delete everything or keep their settings/files with the uninstall.

  • Guest
    Jul 14, 2020

    Thanks for sharing good informative news!