Updating to the new Arduino IDE

Hi guys,

Quick question that I'm sure is quite obvious but I'm getting very confused over.

I have Arduino IDE ver. 0019 on my computer at the moment (yes, it's been a while :~), and have just downloaded to ver. 0022. Where do I put the new version? Do I delete the old version, keep both, transfer the files from the old to the new (i.e. libraries, sketches, etc)?

Thanks for your help. :)

Where do I put the new version?

Anywhere you want.

Do I delete the old version,

If you want.

keep both,

If you want.

transfer the files from the old to the new (i.e. libraries, sketches, etc)?

Sketches are not kept with the IDE, so there is no need to do anything with them. Some libraries may need to be copied or moved. Libraries are supposed to (now) be kept in a libraries folder in the sketch folder, so there is no need to move/copy them when upgrading versions of the IDE.

Thanks Paul. It's much clearer now. :)