After upgrade to Ki-CAD 4.0.7, windows still starts old Ki-CAD 4.0.5


#1

I just update my Ki-Cad from 4.0.5 to presumably 4.0.7. after i did the upgrade and i restarted the computer and ran Kicad i checked the software its still saying version 4.0.5. is there anything special about the update , did i miss anything?

Thank you for your time


#2

How did you do the update?


#3

Hi Rene,

Thank you for sending the email,

I downloaded the file from http://kicad-pcb.org/

After the download was completed , i double clicked the file
kicad-4.0.7-X86_64.exe

At the beginning of the installation there was message saying an older
version was found it will be removed and the newer version will be
installed
I hope will give you some clues

Best regards


#4

Just for your information, your contact details are now publicly readable on the kicad forum. You might want to remove them. (The mail was sent by the forum software. I did not sent a private mail.)


As i am a linux user not a windows user i can not really tell how this should work.


#5

Good point Rene, Thank you for trying


#6

As a Linux user I could find the executable this way:

hermit@~:which kicad
/home/hermit/bin/kicad

This link might be a starting point.


#7

Many of us have upgraded 4.0.x through to 4.0.7 by simply overwriting and it works.
I am not clear from the first post if the 4.0.5 was a 64 or 32 bit version. It shows that the PC OS is 64 bit.

Can you check to see if you have a kicad folder under C:\Program Files (x86)\


#8

Hi David,

Thank you for your reply, here is what i have , the machine is 64 bit
version and the program is installed in this directory :C:\Program
Files\KiCad

Best regards


#9

Where does your KiCad shortcut point to? Either 4.0.7 didn’t install fully or you still have a copy of 4.0.5 somewhere


#10

how do i find out ?

How do i find out where is the short cut pointing to?


#12

I don’t have kicad install on this pc. But right click on the icon you start kicad with. And click on properties.

Then you will get this.


#13

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