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Registry Information in Amiga Forever for Windows



Q: Can I install a cross-platform version of Amiga Forever on a Windows system, and then use that to upgrade Amiga Forever? Can I restore the registry information after a manual copy from a backup?



A: Yes, however the Windows version of Amiga Forever normally places some information in the system registry which is used by the upgrade installer for Windows and by Software Director to locate the installation. The easiest way to restore an installation is by using the installer (setup) file. If you lost the this file or the license key, they may be recovered as outlined here.

If you manually "installed" the Windows version of Amiga Forever by copying files from a backup (or from the Amiga Forever disc, but without using the installer), the installation will not be detected if the registry data is missing or incorrect. This article explains how to restore some of this information.

Warning - Please read the following article before proceeding:

By default, the Windows version of Amiga Forever is installed in "C:\Program Files\Cloanto\Amiga Forever". This is the path information which is normally written to the system registry in the "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Cloanto\Amiga Forever\#.#\Path" string value, where "#.#" is the major version number (e.g. "1.0", "2.0", "3.0", "4.0", "5.0", "6.0" or "7.0", the last digit is always "0").

Between version 6.0 and version 7.0, a "year version" format was used, i.e. versions 2005 to 2014 should be considered to fit into the 6.x range.

In all versions of Amiga Forever the "Amiga Forever" directory contains subdirectories named "Documentation", "Player", etc. While you are free to change the location of the "Amiga Forever" installation directory, you should not modify the structure of the directories and files contained in it, or else the application may not work.

To create the Path string in the system registry launch Registry Editor, select "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE", right-click it and select New Key to create the keys "Cloanto" and "Amiga Forever" (inside "Cloanto"), if they are not already present. Then do the same to create a key named after the version of the cross-platform edition of Amiga Forever which is installed. Then click "7.0" (or other version key), select New String Value and name the string value "Path". Double-click it and set the value data to "C:\Program Files\Cloanto\Amiga Forever", or whatever your installation path is.

After setting the Path value, proceed to also restore the other registry values and environment variables described here:

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Article ID: 14-122
Platform: Windows
Products: Amiga Forever
Additional Keywords: None
Last Update: 2013-05-04
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