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re-install oscommerce but without losing database


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I've been having problems with the installation after I installed the french module.

I would like to re-install from scratch, however, I already spent plenty of time customizing and adding products to the database.


Will I lose my database or have it overwritten if I re-install the files?


Your help would be appreciated and hope my post will stay up this time so I can get an answer.


Thanks in advance.

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you can copy the source files to the server, rename your configure.php files to something else first, then rename them back to original after copying back. all changes you made to source code will be gone. easiest thing i would think, is to go through the installation procedures for the french module and remove everything referencing that.

then you should be back where you started.

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or, if possible, using SciBit's Mascon (www.scibit.com) or something similar you can download your entire DB to your disk (and even burn it to a CD if you want), and after re-installing the new catalog, just take the new DB and swap it out in favor of the old one.

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