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Upgrading One Project File

FinalBuilder can load any project file from any previous version of FinalBuilder. When you save the project file, it is automatically converted to the latest version.

Upgrading Several Project Files

To convert a number of project files at once, use the Batch Project Upgrade as follows.

Select Batch Project Upgrade... from the File menu.

Add Files

Select one or more project files to be upgraded.

Add Folder

Select a folder which will be scanned for old project files.  Each file found is added to the list of project files to be upgraded.

Add Recursive

Select a folder which will be scanned for old project files (including any subfolders).  Each file found is added to the list of project files to be upgraded.

Remove

Removes the selected project file(s) from the list of project files to be upgraded.

Upgrade Projects

Starts the upgrade process.

The Batch Upgrade processes the project files one at a time, saving them to new files.  If a project has already been upgraded then the file will be skipped.  If there is an error upgrading the project then you will be alerted via a dialog box and instructed to perform the upgrade manually (ie. open the file in the IDE and save it).  The upgrade process will not modify or delete any of your old project files (including their auxiliary files).

After the upgrading process is complete, you can double click on the name of a project file in the list to see whether it was converted. For example, if a project file has already been upgraded and saved in the same directory, it will be skipped in the upgrade process.

When upgrading from old FinalBuilder projects, project files are converted as follows.

Previous file Saved as.

Previous File ExtensionSaved As
fbp7 (and prior)fbp8
fbz7 (and prior)fbz8
fbvNot converted
fbwNot converted
fbdNot converted
fbpinfNot converted
fbl5 (and prior)Not converted
lckNot converted
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