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Re: st: re-installing and downloaded program files
At 04:29 PM 3/5/2004 -0500, Steve Harvey wrote:
If you are using defaults, then copying c:\ado, c:\Stata8, and c:\Data will
probably leave you in good shape. (If not using defaults, just find the
right directories; from within Stata, the command -sysdir- should tell you
where the program-related stuff is). At a minimum, c:\ado will save you
the hassle of having to *findit* everything again, since everything you use
findit for goes into there. I don't think you'll have to reinstall from
scratch, but even if you do, it should just be a matter of installing, and
then doing an update all command.
My computer is undergoing neural disturbances and may need to be sent back
to the mfg. for repair. This will likely result in a need to re-install
all software and datafiles. Since installing Stata 8 about a year ago, I
have done periodic updates on the web and also installed a variety of
extra "third party" ado files and programs (pscore, swor, hotdeck, etc.)
using the "findit" command.
Is there any way to preserve all this before I send my computer off for
repair (e.g., burn all the .exe and ado files onto a CD & copy them back
later)? Or will I have to re-install the original version of Stata from
CD ROM and then find and re-install updates & additional files one-by-one?
The -findit- and -update- commands don't work on one of my machines for
some reason, so I periodically copy c:\Stata8 and c:\ado from one machine
to the other, and all seems to work fine.
If you've done a bunch of quirky customizations, you will want to jot them
down. Of course, that is true for all the software you are using.
Good luck. Reinstallation is never pleasant, but hopefully you won't have
to do too much searching around for all your old installation CDs.
Richard Williams, Notre Dame Dept of Sociology
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