Opened 6 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#11261 closed enhancement (fixed)

Windows installer should warn when user selects an existing installation

Reported by: lunar Owned by: erinn
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor bundles/installation Version:
Severity: Keywords: needs-triage
Cc: arma Actual Points:
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Description

We are often having problems because users overwrite an existing Tor Browser installation with a new version. Could we have (at least) the Windows installer detect when the selected directory already contains a Tor Browser and warn the user that they are likely to run into problems?

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Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by arma

Cc: arma added

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by erinn

Keywords: needs-triage added

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by cypherpunks

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Could we have (at least) the Windows installer detect when the selected directory already contains a Tor Browser and warn the user that they are likely to run into problems?

Yes, it can and do check if target directory already exists.
https://github.com/moba/tbb-windows-installer/blob/master/torbrowser.nsi#L46
It warns and allows user to process if they'd want to continue.

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