Upgrade UFT One

You can upgrade directly to the most recent version of UFT One from any previous version of the product.

Keep your version current

Upgrading to the latest version ensures that you benefit from all the latest features and developments, including fixes and security updates. For more details, see the UFT One version upgrade hub.

Before you upgrade

Depending on the version you are upgrading from, consider the following:

Upgrading from Consider
UFT One version 2021 or earlier

If you customized the EmulatedDevices.xml file, back up the file before you upgrade. When you complete the upgrade, add your customization to the new EmulatedDevices.xml file located in the <UFT One installation folder/bin> directory.

UFT version 14.53 or earlier

UFT One uses .NET Framework 4.8. Earlier UFT versions used earlier .NET Framework versions.

Consult the UFT One Support Matrix to make sure that your operating system is compatible with the new version.

UFT version 12.54 or earlier

Uninstall UFT and all relevant patches before installing UFT One.

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Perform your upgrade

Do the following to upgrade UFT One:

  1. Download the installation files for your new version from the free trial page or by selecting your account on the Software Licenses and Downloads page.

  2. Restart your system to ensure complete configuration for the system.

  3. Run the UFT One_<VersionNumber>_Setup.exe file to upgrade using the installation wizard.

    Alternatively, update your silent installation scripts to use the newly downloaded files.

Note: Upgrades retain Run Session and Startup options only. Redefine all other settings as needed.

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UFT One configuration files location

Starting from UFT One 2021, the UFT One configuration files are stored in new locations.

The first time you run UFT One after upgrading from a version earlier than 2021, all existing setting files are automatically migrated to the new locations. This enables you to continue using your existing UFT One settings in the new version.

If the UFT One Settings Migration fails to migrate all files, UFT One suggests that you move the files manually. Otherwise, UFT One uses default settings instead of your existing configuration.

The following table lists the folders that contain files to migrate. Copy all of the files under the folders in the left to the new folders in the right.

Old folder New folder
%APPDATA%\Hewlett-Packard\UFT %APPDATA%\Micro Focus\UFT
%APPDATA%\HP\QuickTest Professional %APPDATA%\Micro Focus\QuickTest Professional
%APPDATA%\HP\API Testing %APPDATA%\Micro Focus\API Testing

Note: If you downgrade to a UFT One version earlier than 2021, the existing configuration will not be preserved and default settings of the older version are used.

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Notes for upgrading

The following items address issues when upgrading in specific situations. Read the instructions for any of the situations that are relevant for your upgrade.

Upgrade silent installation scripts

If you are upgrading your silent installation scripts and the current scripts, including the Help_Documents parameter, remove this parameter. Help documents are no longer installed with UFT One.

You can access the Help Center online, or download it to your local drive. Download the Help from the Options dialog box (Tools > OptionsGeneral tab > Help).

Upgrade licenses

You must get a new license if you are upgrading from QuickTest, Service Test, or a version of UFT One earlier than 12.50.

You can also upgrade your license to the new Functional Testing licenses: UFT One and UFT Developer. This step is not required.

For assistance, contact a regional licensing support center or your sales representative.

Upgrade with a concurrent license

UFT One supports the AutoPass License Server as its concurrent license server.

If you are upgrading to UFT One with a concurrent license, you might also have to upgrade your concurrent license server and install your licenses on the AutoPass License Server.

For details, see the AutoPass License Server online documentation.

Note: If you are installing UFT One from the compressed Package for the Web Bundle, this link is not available. If you need to install UFT One and the License Server, you must install UFT One from the Full UFT One DVD Release or the Core UFT One DVD Bundle.

Upgrade with Web tests on Microsoft Edge Legacy

UFT One has changed the way that the Microsoft WebDriver program (required for the Micro Focus UFT Agent for Edge) is used. For details on the required steps to perform, see Enable the Edge Agent for UFT on Microsoft Edge Legacy.

Upgrade with Web tests on Safari

Relevant for UFT One versions 2021 R1 and earlier

If you used a previous version of UFT One to test Web applications on Safari, you must reinstall the UFT Connection Agent on the Mac from the current version of UFT One.

The UFT Connection Agent preferences and the Micro Focus UFT Agent Safari extension preferences are reset to their defaults.

Upgrade with text recognition options in automation scripts

If you are running UFT One with an automation script and have added text recognition options to the script, the following properties are obsolete and must be updated:

Update To


TextRecognitionOrder TextRecognitionOcrMechanism

Upgrade from a UFT One version earlier than 2021

The first time you run UFT One after upgrading from a version earlier to 2021, all existing setting files are automatically migrated to new locations.

If you install a different license immediately after the upgrade, the license is automatically overwritten the first time you run UFT One, resulting in a UFT One failure.

Therefore, after the upgrade, open UFT One once before installing a new license.

Upgrade from a UFT One version earlier than 2023

In UFT One, identifying AI objects using ordinal location is calculated more consistently. As a result, you may need to adjust some steps in your existing tests.

If you find that AI objects described by ordinal location are not identified correctly, reinspect your application to find the best description to use. For example, if you described the object as third from the top, a description of fourth from the left might now give more consistent results.

For details on using ordinal locations, see To describe an object's ordinal location.

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