older versions of Code Compare

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nomisrw
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older versions of Code Compare

Post by nomisrw » Wed 20 Jun 2012 17:40

Hi, I recently upgraded my CodeCompare to the latest versions and the explorer integration (in the right click menu) doesn't show any Code Compare options. Yes I have this enabled in the Code Compare options. Where might I find older installs so I can use the explorer integration again?

Thanks,
Simon

Artem
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Re: older versions of Code Compare

Post by Artem » Thu 21 Jun 2012 11:50

I think that rollback to the previous version does not affect the solution of this problem, since for a very long time nothing has been changed in the integration with Windows Explorer. In addition, several users of the previous versions reported about this issue, the cause has not been found out, consecutive uninstallation and installation of the same version helped them. We will highly appreciate if you help investigate the problem. Maybe your antivirus suggests you to run the installation in the sandbox? Are there CodeCompareExt.dll and CodeCompareExt64.dll files in the Code Compare folder (only for Windows x64)? Also, if you don't mind, check the values in the registry. Values that need to be in 32-bit Windows - http://www.devart.com/pub/codecompareregistry32.txt, in 64-bit Windows - http://www.devart.com/pub/codecompareregistry64.txt. If you still want to try to rollback to the previous version, you can get it here - http://www.devart.com/pub/codecompare2707.exe

nomisrw
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Re: older versions of Code Compare

Post by nomisrw » Fri 22 Jun 2012 14:27

Hi Artem,

Thanks for the reply. I should have mentioned that it was Windows 7 Home Premium edition.

1. My antivirus is Microsoft Security Essentials and it didn't have any issue on install

2. Yes CodeCompareExt.dll and CodeComareExt64.dll are found in the Code Compare folder (c:\Program Files\Devart\Code Compare)

3. I went through the 64-bit registry values.

None of the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID values exist because {8C2B8E72-E398-482D-8609-FC606231624C} doesn't exist

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\COdeCompareExt.CodeCompareShlExt.1\CLSID\{8C2B8E72-E398-482D-8609-FC606231624C} doesn't exist

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Approved doesn't exist so none of those entries are present


I hope that helps.

Thanks,
Simon

Artem
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Re: older versions of Code Compare

Post by Artem » Sat 23 Jun 2012 11:14

Thank you for the information, we will investigate what causes this.

brad000123
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Re: older versions of Code Compare

Post by brad000123 » Sat 06 Oct 2012 04:46

good to read your thread , useful information , i really looking for more

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