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Author Topic: Need 'How to' to uninstall TP...  (Read 3131 times)

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vdubbia

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Need 'How to' to uninstall TP...
« on: November 04, 2006, 10:08:32 AM »
I installed TP awhile back on my SMF forum and it was never right from the start... something to do with my FTP program, I think.  Parts were not uploaded properly and I basically had a few issues.  I got Hastingtech to help me out and get things running relatively smoothly, but I think there still is a glitch or two somewhere.  This is certainly not TP's fault, but rather the result of a botched install on my end.

So I am finally ambitious enough to undo what I did way back when, but I do not know where to start.  Is there an easy 'uninstall' available for TP so that I can start from scratch?  I guess I'm worried that due to the manual install I had to go through initially that an auto uninstall might not work properly.

I just want to get back to my SMF forum so I can update the template and then go back to TP.

Any suggestions are appreciated!!

Thanks,

John

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Re: Need 'How to' to uninstall TP...
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2006, 10:47:06 AM »
If you had to install TP manually then there's really no other way to uninstall it without replacing the files. So I would just upload a fresh set of SMF files and that will set your SMF install to fresh, without touching your database which is where all posts/users etc are stored.

vdubbia

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Re: Need 'How to' to uninstall TP...
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2006, 08:53:33 AM »
Just so I'm clear, you're saying that uploading a fresh SMF install will wipe out my TP installation and get me back to square 1 so to speak, with all existing posts, etc. still intact?

Don't I have to remove the tables from my database that were created for TP?



« Last Edit: November 06, 2006, 08:56:15 AM by vdubbia »

JPDeni

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Re: Need 'How to' to uninstall TP...
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2006, 09:16:20 AM »
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Don't I have to remove the tables from my database that were created for TP?
Nope. You can, if you want, but you don't have to.

vdubbia

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Re: Need 'How to' to uninstall TP...
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2006, 01:48:25 PM »
And again, just because I'm paranoid about ruining the existing community that I've built... do I just re-upload the original SMF files and run the installer again?  Or is just uploading the fresh files good enough?

Thanks for the replies!

John

PhilH

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Re: Need 'How to' to uninstall TP...
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2006, 10:31:56 PM »
As Ichbin stated

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So I would just upload a fresh set of SMF files and that will set your SMF install to fresh, without touching your database which is where all posts/users etc are stored.


It would be wise to make a backup of your database first.

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vdubbia

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Re: Need 'How to' to uninstall TP...
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2006, 08:18:18 AM »
thanks guys... looks easy enough.