MakeMKV Won't Overwrite Previous Install

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mike20021969
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MakeMKV Won't Overwrite Previous Install

Post by mike20021969 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:38 am

Why does MakeMKV not want to install a new version to it's default directory (C:\Program Files\MakeMKV) when I update?

I always get the following message: "The selected installation directory is not empty. Please choose another installation directory."

Why won't it simply overwrite like every other software I update does?

Thanks.

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Woodstock
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Re: MakeMKV Won't Overwrite Previous Install

Post by Woodstock » Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:22 pm

Because you're supposed to first uninstall the old one, to avoid situations where there are files for old versions still in the directory. I've personally run into issues with the old method, where the operating system would not allow a particular DLL to be replaced, so MakeMKV didn't work after the install.

The MakeMKV program directory should not contain anything not current.

Several years ago, the things users might edit (like profiles) were moved to the MakeMKV data directory (set in Preferences->General) so they would not be overwritten by an update.
How to aid in finding the answer to your problem: https://www.makemkv.com/faq/item/8

SamuriHL
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Re: MakeMKV Won't Overwrite Previous Install

Post by SamuriHL » Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:12 pm

Doesn't it prompt you to uninstall the old version though? It's possible the uninstaller failed to remove some remnant of the old version causing this error.

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Grauhaar
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Re: MakeMKV Won't Overwrite Previous Install

Post by Grauhaar » Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:28 pm

Just installed 1.14.3, the uninstall dialog removes the old version and no proelm to install the new version.

d00zah
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Re: MakeMKV Won't Overwrite Previous Install

Post by d00zah » Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:40 pm

Same here. For as long as I've used MakeMKV, I can't recall not being prompted with the option to uninstall the old version.

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