Upgrading from ABBYY FlexiCapture 10 and 11

You cannot use the setup wizard to upgrade your ABBYY FlexiCapture 10 or 11 to version 12. However, you can install ABBYY FlexiCapture 12 as a separate installation on the same machine that already has ABBYY FlexiCapture 10 or 11 installed.

Before installing ABBYY FlexiCapture 12, do the following:

  1. Finish the processing of all documents that have been uploaded to your previous version of ABBYY FlexiCapture. Please note that any unprocessed documents that are currently being stored in your system will not be saved.
  2. Make sure that there are no active tasks (for more information, see Monitoring tasks).
  3. Stop the Processing Server.
  4. Create backup copies for your local ABBYY FlexiCapture projects. For distributed projects, carry out a database and file storage backup.

Next, download the ABBYY FlexiCapture 12 installation package and use the Autorun.exe executable file to install the FlexiCapture servers and workstations.

Note: You cannot use your ABBYY FlexiCapture 10 and 11 serial numbers to run ABBYY FlexiCapture 12.

You can use ABBYY FlexiCapture and ABBYY FlexiLayout Studio projects and FlexiLayouts created in earlier versions of the program. After you install ABBYY FlexiCapture 12, it will become the default application for all ABBYY FlexiCapture and ABBYY FlexiLayout Studio projects (*.fcproj and *.fsp files respectively), even if ABBYY FlexiCapture 11 or 10 is installed on your computer.

Note: When you open an ABBYY FlexiCapture or ABBYY FlexiLayout Studio project created in an earlier version of the program, it will be converted to the ABBYY FlexiCapture 12 format. Once a project is converted, it can no longer be opened in the earlier versions. To open a project in ABBYY FlexiCapture 11 or 10, launch ABBYY FlexiCapture or ABBYY FlexiLayout Studio via the Windows Start menu and click File → Open Project....

Once ABBYY FlexiCapture 12 has been installed, update your database to the FlexiCapture 12 version using the Administration and Monitoring Console, and launch the Processing server. For more information about updating your database, see Importing databases and projects from earlier versions of ABBYY FlexiCapture.

Once ABBYY FlexiCapture 12 is installed, you can resume processing your tasks even while some of your projects are still being updated. The program will first get tasks from projects that have been fully updated.

You can use FCAdminTools to find out which projects are still waiting to be updated. For details, please refer to the description of the CheckProjectsVersion command in the Administrator's Guide.

Important! If any errors occur during your installation, make that you have Microsoft .NET Framework is 4.7.2 or newer installed. If errors still occur during your installation even if your hardware satisfies all software requirements and all required permissions have been provided, analyze the installation wizard error logs. For more information about collecting and analyzing logs, see Installation problems.

Updating projects created in ABBYY FlexiCapture Standalone (*.fcproj)

Updating projects and databases created in ABBYY FlexiCapture Distributed

Updating ABBYY FlexiLayout Studio 10 or 11 projects (*.fsp)

Using FlexiLayouts (*.afl) created in ABBYY FlexiLayout 10 or 11

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