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Upgrading - moving plugins and scripts

May 24, 2012, 20:13
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Upgrading - moving plugins and scripts
When upgrading Gimp versions, I can't remember/figure out which ones I installed vs. the ones it comes with. I have installed a few, but just abou t everything in my scripts and plugins folders has the same date which I think is the Gimp build date (except a couple files related to other files with that same build date).

Why does each new version of Gimp install to a separate folder instead of to same folder where you wouldn't have to bother moving scrips, plugins, etc.? Some software does this. Or else the installer searches for existing plugins in other folders.
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May 25, 2012, 13:24 (This post was last modified: May 25, 2012 16:23 by BrianL.)
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Ah, I didn't know or forgot they're stored in a profile folder. But there are a lot of folders there too, so I'm still having the same problem. Which ones do I copy? All of them? Surely you don't have to reinstall every script and plugin each time?

Gimp really needs to come with some documentation explaining the upgrade process.
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May 25, 2012, 16:24
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RE: Upgrading - moving plugins and scripts
So again, there's a lot in that profile folder. Can I assume it is all related to my settings and things I've installed, so I can copy all and paste?
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Dec 17, 2012, 20:19
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RE: Upgrading - moving plugins and scripts
I gave up on this for awhile because it was so confusing, and have avoided upgrading. I have to now because I have to reisntall Gimp to a new PC, so want to copy over any important files. Looks like I have gimp 2.7 and gimp 2.8 profiles. They each seem to have almost the same files in them. The gimp 2.7 folder has 22 folders and 16 files, and the gimp 2.8 folder has 22 folders and 14 files.
It was stated above that everything in the profiles folder is put there by the user, but that doesn't seem to be true (not saying it's not). I'm not sure which of these files and folders are important ones that I've installed that I should copy over, and which aren't, and which were put there by Gimp when installing (if any). And since there are so many folders and files in each profile root folder, it's even more confusing.

I still find it hard to believe that people have to weed through these to find what to copy every time the install a newer version of Gimp.
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Jan 18, 2013, 21:51
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RE: Upgrading - moving plugins and scripts
Can anyone give me some advice?

Thank you
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