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Upgrade 1.6.1 to 3.1?

Mar 3, 2015 at 6:19 PM
Can anyone advise on upgrading BE 1.6.1 to 3.1? I have tried to do a new install of, clean install and works great. Then following what MGD_King did in this post (, but after copying in the Pages, Posts and Files folder/files, there was still only one post that showed in the blog... the clean install welcome to BlogEngine post.

I would greatly like to upgrade this blog without loosing all of the previous content.

Thanks for your help.
Mar 10, 2015 at 12:17 AM
after copy and paste your posts and pages, you should to open Web.Config and edit commented code. like enter "space bar" in commented code. and save it.
refresh your website.
you can send me results, email: farzin.seyfolahi [at]
Mar 10, 2015 at 1:52 PM
Sorry, forgot I posted this. A day or so later I tried exporting my blog to BlogML.xml and then imported it. I also uploaded the Files folder, for all the images and photos. That seemed to work just fine.

Thanks for the information though. I will admit I hadn't tried that, but it makes total sense that it would work, forcing .Net to recompile and review the content/posts.