Installing or Upgrading

This section contains instructions for installing HomeSite.

Do not install an earlier version of HomeSite over a later version; however, later versions are backward-compatible with earlier versions. If both this version and a previous version are installed on your machine, you can run either version, but the earlier version will reflect changes made in the current version to searching, source control and projects, debugging, FTP, and validation.

HomeSite records any errors that are encountered during installation to a .log file in the root directory. Please be ready to send this file to Technical Support if you need help with installation.

To install:

  1. Close all open applications and insert the HomeSite CD-ROM.
  2. When the opening screen displays, click Install.
  3. The Installation Wizard starts and you see a Welcome window. Click Next.
  4. Click Yes to accept the Software License Agreement.
  5. In the User Information window, type your name, company, and HomeSite serial number. Then click Next.
  6. In the Choose Destination Location window, see if you are satisfied with the default file location for the program. If so, click Next. If not, click the file folder button and choose a different file location, and then click Next.
  7. In the Select Components window, make selections as necessary and click Next.
  8. In the Select Program folder window, change the name of the program folder in the Start menu if desired and then click Next.
  9. In the Start Copying Files window, click Next to copy the files to your system.

    Once the program is copied to your system, the Setup Complete window appears.

  10. Select the option to restart your machine and click Finish.

The installation is completed.

To upgrade:

  1. Do not uninstall the previous version before installing the current version.
  2. Do not delete the UserData and AutoBackup folder. This allows you to import your customizations into the current version and to files created by the backup feature.
  3. Close all open applications and insert the HomeSite CD-ROM.
  4. When the opening screen displays, click Install.
  5. Follow the instructions in the Installation Wizard.
  6. Once the program files are copied to your system, select the option to restart your machine and click Finish to complete the installation.

The upgrade is completed.

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