I want to install the 64-bit version. If I uninstall mp3tag 32-bit, will I lose my settings? In general, what files (from program files (x86) or/and roaming) must I save and reinstate - after the 64-bit installation - in order for the program to function exactly as it does now?
Here are some posts about up- and downgrading:
It's indeed the case, that any filters you're adding with v3.14b and beyond are not available when you downgrade to a previous installation. The latest versions are using a different data structure that is not accessible to previous versions.
What you're seeing are the pre-v3.14b filter expressions, that are still preserved to have a safe upgrade path in case something goes wrong during the beta phase.
As the data structure in the auxiliary files for user-data should not differ between 32- und 64-bit-versions, I think you can simply overwrite the old installation.
If you need more information about installation and backup, see the documentation:
Before that I would create a backup of the configuration with
Have a look at the realease notes for 3.14f.
FIX: potential data corruption when reading and saving configuration lists, e.g., field mappings or filter histories on 64-bit (since v3.14e). Please restore from backup before proceeding with v3.14f.
FIX: activating running instance and passing files and folders did not work on 64-bit (since v3.14e).
FIX: runtime error when adding cover…
I've also added some additional notes here:
I've released a
64-bit version of Mp3tag a few days ago and received a few questions about differences between the 32-bit version and the 64-bit version.
To make it short, there should not be any noticeable differences except for two things:
The 64-bit version uses 64-bits to address memory and is no longer limited to 2 GB per application. While the Library feature of Mp3tag is already a very viable solution for large libraries, loosening the memory restriction is one of the key benefits of …