On my Mac, I have versions 12-17 of FMPA available at any time. One of my users on Win 10 installed FMPA17 and it overwrote FMP14.
Is this expected behavior? Is there a workaround?
Thanks, guys. My user is 1500 miles away, and I don't speak fluent Windows, so I could not fully understand her explanation over the phone. Combining both your answers looks like it will solve the problem, but there doesn't seem to be a way to mark both correct.
No it’s not the expected behaviour. What brings you to think that version 17 overwrote 14 ?
Each version is installed in a different directory unless the installer is instructed to use a different one than the one suggested.
When a new version is installed, the .fmp12 extension is associated to the new version, but it’s still possible to open a file with the old version, in your case 14 by first opening 14 and then the file or by dragging the file on the icon for version 14.
A desktop shortcut of an older version can be replaced by a new short cut with the same name but to the new version. That can create the illusion that the older version was overwritten. But both versions are installed.
Prior to installing a new version, you can rename it to include the version number.
After it has been replaced as happened in this case, you can find the exe file for the older version in the programs folder and ctrl drag it to the desktop to get a short cut back on your desktop.
Notice, if a file use fmp: URL, it would have problem.
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