Upgrading from Older Versions of MCEBuddy


  • If you are upgrading from any trial version or release version older than 2.6.2, uninstall the existing version before installing this version otherwise it may lead to failed conversions.

  • If you are upgrading from 2.3.1 or newer, MCEBuddy automatically saves and restores the key configuration files from the installation config directory (history, mcebuddy.conf and profiles.conf) while uninstalling/reinstalling. While reinstalling it restores a backup of the old configuration files (mcebuddy.conf.old and profiles.conf.old) for your reference. PLEASE DO NOT REPLACE THE NEW CONFIGURATION FILES WITH THE OLD FILES AS PARAMETERS IN THE NEW FILES ARE ADDED/UPDATED WITH EACH RELEASE.

  • If you’re having trouble installing or uninstalling follow these instructions to do a clean install (MCEBuddy FAQ - Install, Uninstall and Start Up Issues)

  • If your CURRENT installed version is 2.2.6 or newer MCEBuddy preserves the Comskip.ini file and restores it as comskip.ini.old while uninstalling/reinstalling/upgrading

    NOTE 1: All the configuration files are stored in the installation config directory (usually C:\Program Files\MCEBuddy2x\config ) - you will have to check where MCEBuddy was installed

    NOTE 2: The backup configuration files saved by MCEBuddy, when uninstalled, are stored in the folder %HOMEPATH% (this is a windows variable, just type that into your Run prompt or Windows Explorer). The following 3 files if found, mcebuddy.conf , profiles.conf and history are the backup files which are read and restored when a new version of MCEBuddy is installed