Update killed SJ - HELP!!!

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Slim_is_phat
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Update killed SJ - HELP!!!

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A few minutes ago I started my computer and opened SJ. A new update was reported, and I accepted it. Then a little window opened that I never have seen before. It was named "downloading job" or something like that. When the progress bar in this window had reached the end, the strange window closed. I waited a few minutes while nothing happened, then I tried to open the settings, but SJ didn't react on anything. So I used the Task Manager to close SJ and tried to re-open it, then Win7 asked me to accept changes, I clicked on OK, and a few seconds later it says "failed to update slimjet".

What is the best way to reanimate my SJ wihthout loosing bookmarks?

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Re: Update killed SJ - HELP!!!

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Go to the Product Download page and download the offline installer that is best for your system. Use that to install.

http://www.slimjet.com/en/dlpage.php
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Running 32 Bit SJ on Win 7 Pro

Slim_is_phat
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Re: Update killed SJ - HELP!!!

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Thank you! - but after uninstalling SJ (without settings) and installing the offline version I still get the message "failed to update slimjet".

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Re: Update killed SJ - HELP!!!

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If Slimjet will run, click Settings:Help:About Slimjet and check the version
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Running 32 Bit SJ on Win 7 Pro

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Re: Update killed SJ - HELP!!!

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This problem was with the 9.0.4.0 32bit from the offline installer you recommended. So I used Windows Recovery to recover SJ from the time before the fatal update. After more than 3 hours the recovery was finished and I wanted to open the slimjet.exe, but all I got was the "failed to update slimjet" message.

Then I installed the 9.0.3.0 64bit version in a different folder. It worked fine, so I updated to see what happens. The error page appeared showing "Error 500". But SJ didn't crash, and it's still working the way it should - and the Help:About says "version 9.0.4.0". But without all my bookmarks and other settings. The dropdown menu of the multibar shows pages I used only before the fatal update, so my bookmarks might still be somewhere in my computer - but where???

Meanwhile I found a html with my bookmarks from a backup I made last july. That's better than nothing, but loosing all the bookmarks beeing relevant for my present projects is quite anoying.

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