This entry is a user-made guide and not verified by any eMule developer, but is still a helpfull addition for most users. You you can find questions and comments on this topic in a dedicated thread on our forum.
If you are new to eMule you should use the official client and not any of the mods. You should also use the installer and not the binaries when you update. If you have worked with eMule before you should choose wether you are more comfortable with the installer or the binaries. Also have a look at all the great mods out there! Follow the instructions below to install or update your eMule depending on your use of installer or binaries. When updating eMule please backup you entire eMule folder or atleast the config folder. The most important files is cryptkey.dat, preferences.dat and clients.met!
Installation of eMule using the installer: [For novices] Here you can see the official page on installation. Follow the steps below:
Follow the instructions in the installer and complete the installation.
Run eMule and follow the instructions in the wizard when it appears.
eMule is now ready for use. Enjoy!
Updating eMule using the installer: [For novices] Here you can see the official page on updating. The installer will only overwrite the .exe file and all your credits and downloads will NOT be lost. Do not uninstall the previous version since important files will be lost! Follow the steps below: