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How To Install Or Update Your Emule! HelpNAV

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:
  1. Download the installer from the official download page.
  2. Run the .exe file.
  3. Follow the instructions in the installer and complete the installation.
  4. Run eMule and follow the instructions in the wizard when it appears.
  5. eMule is now ready for use. Enjoy! biggrin.gif
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:
  1. Download the installer from the official download page.
  2. Run the .exe file.
  3. Ensure that the installation destination is the folder of the current eMule installation
  4. Follow the instructions in the installer and complete the installation.
  5. Run eMule and cancel wizard when it appears.
  6. The new version of eMule is now ready for use. Enjoy! biggrin.gif
Installation of eMule using the binaries: [For experienced users]
Here you can see the official page on installation. Follow the steps below:
  1. Download the binaries from the official download page.
  2. Unzip or unrar the archive to some destination on your harddrive.
  3. Place the folder containing all the eMule files in the directory you wish to run eMule from.
  4. Run eMule.
  5. Follow the wizard which will appear.
  6. eMule is now ready for use. Enjoy! biggrin.gif
Updating eMule using the binaries: [For experienced users]
Here you can see the official page on updating. There are two ways of updating eMule. Choose your approach:

Preferred way:
Any new files included in the program should be generated by eMule if they are missing in the folder where eMule is located. Follow the steps below:
  1. Backup the entire eMule folder of your current installation. This is really important!
  2. Download the binaries from the official download page.
  3. Unzip or unrar the archive to some destination on your harddrive.
  4. Take the .exe file from the archive you just unzipped/unrarred and overwrite the .exe file in the directory of your current installation.
  5. Run eMule.
  6. Cancel the wizard which will appear.
  7. The new version of eMule is now ready for use. Enjoy! biggrin.gif
More complicated way:
This involves overwriting more files. Look here for at description of the files used by eMule. Follow the steps below:
  1. Backup the entire eMule folder of your current installation. This is really important!
  2. Download the binaries from the official download page.
  3. Unzip or unrar the archive to the destination on your harddrive you want to run eMule from.
  4. In order to keep credits, known clients, settings and more you have to overwrite som files.
  5. Copy all the important files mentioned below if they exist in your old installation folder and overwrite the files in the new folder you have placed eMule.
  6. Run eMule.
  7. Cancel the wizard which will appear.
  8. In eMule settings point to the correct temp folder and incoming folder to continue existing downloads.
  9. The new version of eMule is now ready for use. Enjoy! biggrin.gif
  10. Below is the important files you should overwrite if they exist in your old installation folder:
    • Adresses.dat
    • Category.ini
    • Clients.met,
    • Clients.met.bak
    • Cryptkey.dat
    • Emfriends.met
    • Ipfilter.dat
    • Known.met
    • Known2.met
    • Preference.dat
    • Preferences.ini
    • Server.met
    • Sharedir.dat
    • Statistics.ini

If you have any questions regarding what I wrote please make a post on this thread and if you have any comments please post on this thread or PM me. Happy muling to everyone... punk.gif

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