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Manually installed Prestashop over a Softaculous installation

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2014-03-20 3:05 pm EST

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I installed Prestashop just before version was available in Softaculous.
Then I MANUALLY deleted the installation at /public_html, and uploaded and installed version (I used Cpanel File Manager to do all this mess...)
So now I have a Prestashop installation running, but my Softaculous panel ("Application Installs") shows "Version", and warns that an update is available - to!

How can I update just this info inside Softaculous? I cannot "Remove" the installation, because it will delete my real installation. And I cannot edit the installation info (it returns automatically to the page).


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9,968 Points
2014-03-20 3:25 pm EST
Hello Ricardo, and thanks for your question.

To clean up your Softaculous install, what I was able to do was simply delete your hidden <strong>.softaculous/</strong> directory on your account by making sure I was <a href="" target="_blank">showing hidden files in the File Manager</a>. This would make the server once again think that you haven't installed anything with Softaculous previously.

Then I simply logged into Softaculous with a now clean slate, then searched for <strong>PrestaShop</strong>. On that page, instead of installing like you normally would, I just clicked on the <strong>Import</strong> tab, then imported your manual <strong></strong> version, and that's the one you should now see reflected in there.

Please let us know if you had any other problems or questions!

- Jacob

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Thanks Jacob, it worked like a charm! And just 20 minutes for a thorough response, WOW! You just set the bar very high for Prestashop! :-)
8 Points
2014-03-20 3:49 pm EST
<div style="background-color: #FFF; padding-left: 10px;">Hello Ricardo,

Glad that did the trick for you, and you're welcome!

Let us know if you run into any other issues at all!

- Jacob</div>
9,968 Points
2014-03-20 3:51 pm EST
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