Upgrade Camtasia to 2018

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I have cam9, and I just purchased 2018. Do I need to do a reinstall, or is there a way to do the upgrade without having to reinstall?
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jeatu

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Posted 5 months ago

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Mal Reynolds

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You just install it. If you want to uninstall version 9 first you can, but it's not required.

2018 will install into a separate directory and it's possible to run the two side by side if you want.  In fact that's what I've done and what I plan to do until I'm sure that there are no show stopper bugs in 2018.
The only issue that I've found with having the copies side by side is that in version 9 it kept trying to export out to the last place that I had exported a 2018 file to. Other than that it was fine.
(Edit: I just noticed that you have this filed under Camtasia Mac. I was talking about Windows, but I imagine that they've done the same thing on the Mac.)
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jeatu

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Oh shit, I meant to put it in windows. Still, thanks a ton! So just to be clear, if I did the install, it'd be 2 separate installations?
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Mal Reynolds

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That's correct. Two installations, in two different folders, with two sets of icons.
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pjonesCET

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Don't know method for PC.
Mac Download the 2018 .dmg (disk image) file.
Drag the icon for Camtasia 2018 to the Application folder icon. Which installs in the applications folder. Double click to open
fill in registration. Start using.
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And yes, you can run them side by side on the MAC as well.  2018 will pick up your preferences from 3 when it is first run, but other than that they are independent.
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jeatu

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Cool, thanks a lot, guys.
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charles.ragucci

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Just installed 2018.  I have 9 installed already, 2018  installed into separate install directory. Seems I can run the both. So i presume there will not be any issues opening the C9 files in 2018. Here we go
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Mal Reynolds

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You're correct; the files will be upgraded (with a backup copy saved) as was noted in another thread. But once you've started working on a project in 2018, you won't be able to go back to 9 for that project. Not that you should need to, but the move is a one way street, from 9 to 2018 and not vice versa.
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pjonesCET

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You can always open then save under as lightly different name when you in 2018.