LyX 2.3.6 Windows Installer

Yu Jin yu_jin at
Fri Dec 4 18:28:17 UTC 2020

Am Fr., 4. Dez. 2020 um 04:31 Uhr schrieb Richard Kimberly Heck <
rikiheck at>:

> On 12/3/20 3:49 PM, Bert Lloyd wrote:
> > Thanks to all for your work on this update.
> >
> > I have a few custom modules in my AppData, will these be affected by
> > uninstalling my previous release? If so, is there a recommended way to
> > back them up or restore them?
Just don't enable "LyX's users preferences" when uninstalling the old LyX,
that way your user folder will not be deleted. Then install the new LyX and
your modules should still be there.

> I don't think the installer will delete them, but you may need to copy
> them over manually to the new user directory (if there is one). Of
> course, it's probably a good idea to back these up before installing the
> new version. And regularly for any reason.
 Actually, since it is still LyX2.3, there is no need to copy anything. It
should work out of the box if the preferences are not chosen to be deleted
when uninstalling old LyX. The installer does not delete anything in
AppData, if it gets deleted then only by the uninstaller.

> >
> > Many thanks,
> > BL
> >
> > PS - LyX with MikTeX 2.9 on Windows 10 Ed
> >
> > On Wed, Dec 2, 2020 at 1:32 PM Richard Kimberly Heck <rikiheck at>
> wrote:
> >> As noted in the announcement of LyX 2.3.6, there is now an updated
> >> installer available for Windows, including a 64 bit version. In order to
> >> update to 2.3.6 on Windows using the new installer, you should uninstall
> >> the previous 2.3 releases using the uninstaller or from within the
> >> control panel/Windows settings beforehand. Make sure to not install LyX
> >> 2.3.6 into an existing LyX directory by choosing an empty folder for the
> >> installation.

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