Clarity 7.0 has changed the installation directory structure, can I revert to previous version?

In Clarity version 7.0 a new organisation of the installation folder structure has been implemented to separate the program files (*.dll, *.chm), configuration settings (*.ini, *.cfg) and the user data (*.prj, *.cal).

During the update, installation wizard will automatically move files to new locations. Once this is performed, it is not easy to revert back to the previous version (i.e Clarity 6.2).

Revertable installation of Clarity 7.0

Suppose that your installed version of Clarity is 6.2. To make sure that you can revert back to this version at any time after updating to Clarity 7.0, perform the following steps:

  1. In Clarity version 7.0 a new organisation of the installation folder structure has been implemented, to separate the program files, configuration settings and the user data. During update, the installer automatically moved the files to new locations.

    Uninstall Clarity 7.0 and revert back to previous version of Clarity:

    1. Uninstall Clarity (Start menu - All Programs - Clarity group).
    2. Install the previous versionĀ (e.g. Clarity 6.2).
    3. Change the Destination Folder to something else. (For example to C:\Clarity6.2\)
    4. Follow the wizard and complete the installation.

    Now we have 2 directories. One with uninstalled Clarity 7.0 (C:\Clarity) and one with installed Clarity 6.2.

  • To use your configurations and desktop settings (Clarity.cfg, Clarity.dsk, Clarity.psw a Clarity.sno), copy it from C:\Clarity\Cfg to C:\Clarity6.2 (depending upon how you have called it during the installation).
  • To copy your data, you may use the Archive/Restore command accessible from the instrument window.

Note: Do not install previous version into directory of previously uninstalled Clarity version 7.0!

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