MD 2022.2 (4060) installs new instance

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Mark Lasby

01 Nov, 2021 06:26 PM

When I try to upgrade from MD 2022.1 (4058) to MD 2022.2 (4060) I do not get asked to upgrade my existing installation. A new installation is done.
Now I have 2 instances of MD installed. The desktop icon starts MD 2022.1 (4058).
I have uninstalled MD 2022.2 (4060). How do I get MD 2022.2 (4060) to install as an upgrade?

  1. 1 Posted by Stuart Beesley ... on 01 Nov, 2021 06:35 PM

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    Mac or Windows?

    When you get two icons, does the latest open the right dataset?

  2. 2 Posted by Mark Lasby on 03 Nov, 2021 04:25 AM

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    Windows 10
    I only have 1 icon. That icon opens the old version.

  3. 3 Posted by dwg on 03 Nov, 2021 05:15 AM

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    I'm a fellow user.

    The only time I have seen Moneydance not ask about updating is when I have mixed 32 an 64 bit versions, it is possible you have mixed versions?

    You can check to see where Moneydance has been installed to it should be in either "Program Files" or "Program Files (x86)"

  4. 4 Posted by Mark Lasby on 04 Nov, 2021 04:03 AM

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    MD 2022.1 (4058) is in Program Files (x86) only. The installation file that I used for MD 2022.1 (4058) is Moneydance_windows_amd64.exe. That is supposed to be the 64 bit version, correct?
    When I start to install MD 2022.2 (4060) it wants to install in Program Files.
    Should I uninstall both versions and install MD 2022.2 (4060) in Program Files?
    How do I save my settings and license during this process?

  5. 5 Posted by dwg on 04 Nov, 2021 06:09 AM

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    Based on what you say it looks like it is a mixed installation so that explains why you did not get the option to upgrade - the 64 bit version will not upgrade a 32 bit installation.

    The only environment where I would have both installed is a test environment.

    For normal use I would do what you have suggested and uninstall both versions and then install the 64 bit version. This process will not touch any data or preference files, but to be safe you can make a backup of your data files and if you like save a copy of your config.dict file, or indeed just take a copy of the .moneydance folder and everything under it that is in your home folder.

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