Migrating gProject to other versions of Flash

gProject can be installed on multiple versions of Flash at the same time, however each version maintains its own list of projects and settings. gProject saves user settings and project paths in a plist XML format in the gskinner sub folder of the flash configuration directory.

Finding the Configuration Folder

The configuration folders are located at

Windows XP

Flash 7

C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash MX 2004\<language>\Configuration

Flash 8

C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash 8\<language>\Configuration

Flash 9 Public Alpha

C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Application Data\Adobe\Flash 9 Public Alpha\<language>\Configuration


Flash 7

Macintosh HD:Users:<username>:Library:Application Support:Macromedia:Flash MX 2004:<language>:Configuration

Flash 8

Macintosh HD:Users:<username>:Library:Application Support:Macromedia:Flash 8:<language>:Configuration

Flash 9 Public Alpha

Macintosh HD:Users:<username>:Library:Application Support:Adobe:Flash 9 Public Alpha:<language>:Configuration

4 steps to productivity!

gProject saves all project preferences in the gskinner/preferences/gProject Panel.plist file. You can copy this file from the configuration folder of one version of flash to another to copy the projects and settings for that version of flash, as long as each version of flash uses the same version of gProject. There may be future releases of gProject to support new features in flash, such as ActionScript 3, but currently, flash 7 and up all use the same version of gProject (v1r3). You can get the version of gProject by clicking the main menu, and selecting about.

It is recommended that you use the Extension Manager whenever possible to install gProject, however if the version of Flash is not present in the Extension Manager, for instance the Flash 9 Public Alpha, you can migrate an existing installation to the new version.

  1. Browse to the configuration folder of the version of Flash that contains an installed version of gProject. You can not manually install gProject if it is not already installed on another version of Flash.
  2. Copy the gskinner directory to the configuration folder of the version of Flash you wish to install gProject. If you have multiple gskinner.com panels, their preferences will also be copied.
  3. Copy gProject.swf, and any other desired gskinner.com SWF files from the WindowSWF directory of the installed version to the new version. This process is only recommended for SWF files published by gskinner.com, since other panels may use files not specified here.
  4. Restart Flash.

Sometimes Flash will open the wrong panel when you select it in the Windows > Other Panels menu. If this happens, follow the instructions (and use the automated tool) found on our blog.