Now that multiple versions of Symphony have been released, you might find a need to have two versions of Symphony running one machine. For example, Symphony 1.2 users want to upgrade to Symphony 1.3 due to its Windows 2007 file format support capability, but they still want to keep one copy of Symphony 1.2. In this scenario, you cannot directly install the new version Symphony 1.3 because the installation process will upgrade existing Symphony 1.2 to newer version.
The steps below take you through the process to set up two versions of Symphony on one computer. This example uses Symphony versions 1.2 and 1.3.
|If Symphony 1.2 is already installed, move to Step 2. Otherwise, install Symphony 1.2 by following the steps in the installation guide for Windows. By default Symphony will be installed to C:\Program Files\IBM\Lotus\Symphony. |
|If the "soffice.exe" (or "soffice.bin") process is running, use the Task Manager to end it. |
|Determine where you want to locate the Symphony 1.2 version and create a folder for it. For example, C:\Symphony1.2. |
|Copy the entire Symphony folder from its original installation directory to the new folder of your choice. For example, copy the Symphony folder from C:\Program Files\IBM\Lotus\ to C:\Symphony1.2. |
|In the folder that you just copied, locate the file C:\Symphony1.2\Symphony\framework\rcp\rcplauncher.properties. Edit this file, changing: |
|(Optional) The user data will be created and put into the %USERPROFILE%\IBM\Lotus\Symphony1.2\ folder. If you want to preserve the user data from the original Symphony installation, you can copy the contents of directory %USERPROFILE%\IBM\Lotus\Symphony\ to %USERPROFILE%\IBM\Lotus\Symphony1.2\. |
|(Optional) In order to conveniently launch Symphony, you can create one shortcut on desktop to link to C:\Symphony1.2\Symphony\symphony.exe. To do this, locate the file symphony.exe in the Windows Explorer, right-click on it and drag it onto the Windows desktop. From the pop-up menu, select Create Shortcut Here. |
When you double-click a file or use "Open With" to open into Symphony, the file will open in the newer version, in this case, Symphony 1.3. To open a file into the 1.2 version, you can drag-and-drop a file icon into the main window of the running Symphony 1.2 program.
NOTE: This process only works for upgrading one installation to a new version of Symphony. If you need to install an older version of Symphony, you must first uninstall the newer version before completing the steps above.