Updating version 6.6 to version 6.8

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  1. Mr Laughingbird

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    The upgrade to version 6.8 is easy ... IF ... you already have version 6.6 installed.

    Just launch the installer to version 6.8. No need to overthink anything and uninstall version 6.6 first.

    in fact, DON'T uninstall version 6.6 first. :D

    Here's why:

    All of the templates and logo elements reside in your Documents folder on your computer.

    (Open the documents folder and look for "Laughingbird Documents" - you'll see the logo libraries)

    The .exe file (the app), is installed into your Program Files folder on Windows and into your Applications folder on the Mac.

    This upgrade to version 6.8 is ONLY the .exe (app) file. It does not contain any images or logo templates.

    If you choose to Uninstall version 6.6 first -- the logo templates and elements will ALSO be uninstalled.

    the upgraded to version 6.8 simply places a new .exe file onto your computer. This .exe file STILL NEEDS to read from the documents folder on your computer.

    comment below if you have questions about any of this.
     
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  2. marketshaper

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    Hi Marc,
    I have a new computer and would like to download the programs I have: Logo Creator and Mascots. (From your post, it appears I'll need original download links.)

    Thanks,

    Len
     
  3. gunsmoke

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    :gunsmoke:You won't need the original download links, if you have a backup of the original files you downloaded. If however, you do not have the original files, then yes, you'll need to download to install them again. Try following this link ...
    https://laughingbirdsoftware.zendesk.com/hc/en-us

    Let us know if you need anything more . . . :cowboyno:
     
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  4. logophil

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    Hi Mark,
    I upgraded from V 6.6 to 6.8. When I went to Preview Templates there were only 6 templates showing while in V 6.6 there were over 30 templates.
    I checked in my documents folder on my computer, the names of the templates were showing but each folder was empty.
    How can I get access to or recover the model templates that came with V 6.6?
    Philip
     
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  6. @pett

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    Need help. Not sure why but when I installed 6.8 my 6.6 changed to 6.8 and I can not use it. Please see my screen
    shots. Any help would be great!


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  7. KD-did

    KD-did

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    Have you named your file for storage of your templates? That MUST be done as the first step when starting V6.8 the very first time.
     
  8. gcuneo2

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    There is zero reason to used 6.6 once you upgrade to version 6.8-- they both share all add on paks, and logo template libraries. I use 6.6 onl yto check the functionality of the upgrade link about once a week.

    SEARCH YOUR COMPUTER FOR THE FOLLOWING FILE, EXACTLY AS IT IS TYPED:

    The Logo Creator v6.6.exe
    (just copy and paste all the bold stuff into your search box)

    THE FILE IS PROBABLY HERE: C:\Program Files (x86)\The Logo Creator... What's important is the name of the following file.


    Just Create a new shortcut based upon that file. To do that, right mouse click on it, select CREATE SHORTCUT. You should get an error message that will ask you if you want to place the shortcut on your desktop, click ok.

    Attached you see the different icons associated with with EXE file:

    The first one is version 5.2
    The second one is version 6.0
    The third one is version 6.6
    The fourth one is version 6.8

    4 versions.JPG These are all pinned to my taskbar.

    I actually use all 4 versions!
     
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  9. gcuneo2

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    All my program files are also copied onto two hard drives, and of course my backup USB thumbdrive!
     
  10. @pett

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    Ok I did exactly as you explained and
    ALL FIXED NOW.....I figured everything out and it is working great now.
    Thank you so much Gcune02 for your help. It worked!!

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    Last edited: Oct 6, 2014
  11. KD-did

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    If a PC user search for and DELETE all DS_STORE files.
     
  12. gcuneo2

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    If a MAC user, buy a pc.....:drink beer:
     
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  13. snginc

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    :a plus:been a PC user since 98!
     
  14. gunsmoke

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    mac2.jpg
     
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