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Installing Paint.NET v2.72 and 3.0 Alpha at the same time

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Hi folx

I installed Paint.NET v2.72 first.

I then installed 3.0 Alpha by choosing a different install folder.

The installer automatically removed Paint.NET v2.72.

I then looked inside the 3.0 Alpha folder within Program Files and found no install files. I was able to delete that folder without affecting 3.0 Alpha which seems to have been installed in the Paint.NET folder created when I installed Version 2.72.

So my question is, how can I run both versions concurrently as the same user on the same PC?

Thank you.

Kind regards


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You can't run them at the same time if you're using the setup program. You can, however, (1) install 2.72, (2) copy all the files in the installation dir somewhere else, and then (3) install 3.0. Then just launch 2.72 manually when you need it.

I'm concerned about the other issue you brought up: You gave the 3.0 installer a new directory, and it proceeded to install everything to the old directory?

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