Reinstalling and Updating Global Packages

The Package Manager allows you to reinstall packages if they become corrupted and update them if they become outdated. In this article, I will show you how to reinstall and/or update global packages.

Reinstalling Global Packages

1. Under the Currently Installed List Box on the Global Packages tab, select the package you want to reinstall.

2. Remember to use the search bar if you are having trouble locating the package you want to reinstall.

3. Once the package is selected, click the reinstall button.

4. A message box asking you to confirm will appear. If you want to proceed with the operation, click yes. 

5. Another message box will appear asking you if you wish to make a backup of the currently installed assets. We recommend that you make a backup of the assets when you are making changes to them.

6. If you clicked yes, the save file dialogue box will appear asking you where the backup should be saved.

7. After making a backup or if you selected no on the message box prompt asking you if you want to make a backup, the reinstallation process will commence. Please be patient as the operation might take awhile. Once done, you will receive a confirmation saying the reinstallation process has been completed.

Updating Global Packages

1. Under the Currently Installed List Box on the Global Packages tab, select the package you want to update.

2. Remember to use the search bar if you are having trouble locating the package you want to update.

3. After selecting the package, click the update package button.

4. The open file dialog box will appear. Make sure to select the right package. (Any version will do may it be an older version as long as the package to be installed shares the same namespace as with the package currently installed.)

5. If you’ve selected the wrong package, you will be greeted by an error message saying that the namespaces of the packages doesn’t match.

Otherwise, the window showing the information about the package to be installed will appear.

6. You can click view assets if you want to see what assets are contained in the package. (To know how to use the Package Assets window, please see the Package Assets Window article.)

7. If you wish to proceed with the installation, click install package.

8. A message box will appear asking you if you wish to make a backup of the currently installed assets. We recommend that you make a backup of the assets when you are making changes to them.

9. If you clicked yes, the save file dialogue box will appear asking you where the backup should be saved.

10. After making a backup or if you selected no on the message box prompt asking you if you want to make a backup, the update process will commence. Please be patient as the operation might take awhile. Once done, you will receive a confirmation saying the update process has been completed.

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