Reverting to an older version of the IDE

When you load an existing project that was created with an older version of the IDE, the IDE updates the project to take advantage of the new features. This can cause problems if you try to load the project into an older version of the IDE.

If you plan to revert to an older version of the IDE, you need to make a backup copy of your workspace before using the new version of the IDE.

Note: Don't use cp to back up your workspace under Windows; use xcopy or an archiving/backup utility.
Related concepts
General migration considerations
Compiler issues
Binary compatibility
CDT impact on the IDE
IDE location
Missing features in context menus
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