Hi, You should raise a support request with this issue as it might encourage them to check users account before installing. What you describe is the normal software upgrade cycle, unfortunately they have always overwritten the last install without asking the op first … perils of a registry based system.
Previous versions of DeNoise allowed an install path.
In fact, Topaz Labs apps are the only apps I have that install without asking about overwriting and giving the opportunity for a new install path. This makes it very inconvenient to test a new version without mucking up the current version. This is bad design practice (and I’m a degreed software engineer by trade).
He says the one-version-only-at-a-time is working as designed due to the “primary plugin” (?) nature of the apps. [I don’t really buy that, but…] I have noted that multiple versions do dip into each other’s registry entries for prefs data. Other than that, I haven’t had an issue.
But, of course, the one-version-only has not always been the case, so I’m unclear why that approach is the only one that is feasible? I’m sure there are plenty of technical aspects, but installs tied to registry only is a hard argument to make; furthermore, even registry entires can be delineated on version can they not?
Regardless, it’s not a convenient approach for me and I won’t be playing in that game anymore if it doesn’t change. Not sure how the Beta Testers are dealing with this?