Netscape Navigator Version 3.01


To download the latest Netscape Navigator, simply click on the appropriate Operating System, and follow the appropriate instrcutions. Still need help?

WINDOWS 3.1 USERS

  1. Before you download Navigator, take note of the directory to which you are downloading the software. The default directory is the directory containing your current running version of Netscape Navigator - and you should not download your new version of Navigator into this directory. Instead, you should download Navigator into a directory other than the default directory.

  2. The program you download from the FTP site is a self-extracting file (.exe). Once you download this file, you need to install it. Double-click the .exe file to decompress the Netscape Navigator files. Or, from the DOS prompt, type the file name and hit Return to decompress the Navigator files.

  3. Once you have extracted the files, double-click Setup to install Navigator.

  4. The Setup program will ask you for the target directory for the installation. If you want to use your existing bookmarks, preferences, and settings, you can install Netscape Navigator into the directory of your current Navigator (make sure your current Navigator is closed). Netscape Navigator will ask if you want to continue using your existing netscape.ini file. If you want to continue using existing bookmarks and preferences, do not overwrite this file.
WINDOWS 95 USERS

  1. Before you download Navigator, take note of the directory to which you are downloading the software. The default directory is the directory containing your current running version of Netscape Navigator - and you should not download your new version of Navigator into this directory. Instead, you should download Navigator into a directory other than the default directory.

  2. The program you download from the FTP site is a self-extracting file (.exe). Once you download this file, you need to install it. Double-click the .exe file to decompress the Netscape Navigator files. Or, from the DOS prompt, type the file name and hit Return to decompress the Navigator files.

  3. Once you have extracted the files, double-click Setup to install Navigator.

  4. The Setup program will ask you for the target directory for the installation. If you want to use your existing bookmarks, preferences, and settings, you can install Netscape Navigator into the directory of your current Navigator (make sure your current Navigator is closed).
MACINTOSH USERS

  1. Before you download Navigator, take note of the folder to which you are downloading Navigator. The default location is your Macintosh desktop. Make sure you do not download your new version of Netscape Navigator into the same directory as your current version of Navigator. You can change the default FTP download directory by holding down the Options menu item, selecting Preferences, and changing the Directories and Applications dialog box.

  2. The compressed file that you download will extract automatically. The installer will appear in your target folder.

  3. Double-click the installer. It will prompt you for an installation folder. The default folder is called Netscape. If you install into the Netscape folder that contains your current version of Navigator, your old version of Netscape Navigator will be overwritten, but you can still use your existing bookmarks, preferences, and settings.
LINUX USERS

  1. Before you download Navigator, take note of the directory to which you are downloading the software. The default directory is the directory containing your current running version of Netscape Navigator - and you should not download your new version of Navigator into this directory. Instead, you should download Navigator into a directory other than the default directory.

  2. To expand the archive, use the command:

    tar -xzvf netscape-v301-export.x86-unknown-linux-elf-normal.tar.gz.

    Once you have extracted the files, you may copy them to the appropriate directory. Be sure to set the permissions appropriately.


Last modified Sept. 4, 1996
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Portions of the instructions were copied from Netscape's Website © 1996