Installing multiple BrightAuthor versions on Windows

Last Updated: November 18, 2014

You can install multiple BrightAuthor versions on your computer.

This is the default Windows 7 path where BrightAuthor config files are located:

C:\Program Files (x86)\BrightSign\BrightAuthor

  1. After you install BrightAuthor, copy the BrightAuthor folder from the default directory to your desktop or any other folder on your PC and rename the folder to match the BrightAuthor version (for example "").
  2. Then go to Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and uninstall BrightAuthor.
  3. Install a different BrightAuthor version in the same location (C:\Program Files (x86)\BrightSign\BrightAuthor).

You can repeat this process indefinitely and install as many BrightAuthor versions as needed. The image below shows a custom "BA" folder with numerous sub-folders that contain different BrightAuthor versions.



When you open one of these sub-folders, you will see something like this:


You can then double-click the BrightAuthor.exe file to launch a respective BA version.

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    Douglas Wood

    Where is BrightAuthor and the associated firmware 3.10.40 mI need for HDMI to DVI?  All I see under Legacy (HD1010) controllers is a new version.

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    BrightSign Support

    Hi Douglas,

    Navigate to Downloads > Legacy Devices at the top of the site. Then scroll down the page and you will find BrightAuthor and firmware 3.10.40.

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    Alfonso Descalzo

    Where can I find old BrightAuthor versions? i.e I´m looking for the BA:Connected 1.6.37.


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    arhums jerrod
    • Some software applications offer portable versions that don't require traditional installation.  how to check the size of my monitor if BrightAuthor provides a portable version that you can run from different folders without conflicting with each other.
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