Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Sitecore website with such name has already been installed in this computer

If you develop lots of Sitecore sites, you no doubt have to install, un-install and re-install different versions of Sitecore and have probably come across the following error:

Sitecore website with such name has already been installed in this computer

If this is the case, you need to check in the registry at
HKLM\Software\Sitecore

In this folder is a list of all the versions you have installed using the installer (not applicable if you have used the zipped folder structure)
If you are certain that the site has been deleted previously, you can remove the entry here.