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unable to update wordpress plugin

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Hi,

I'm using version 3.6.9 of wp e-commerce and it is telling me I need to update to 3.7.7. Everytime I try to upload the new version it just continues to unpack the file and never completes. So I manually replaced the files with the updated version. Now all the files are 3.7.7, but I am still getting the message telling me to upgrade.

Any ideas as to what's going on, or how I might fix this?

Thanks
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Copied from http://codex.wordpress.org/Updating_WordPress

Step 1: Replace WordPress files
Get the latest WordPress zip (or tar.gz) file.
Unpack the zip file that you downloaded.
Delete the old wp-includes and wp-admin directories on your web host (through your FTP or shell access).
Using FTP or your shell access, upload the new WordPress files to your web host, overwriting old files.

Step 1.5: Remove .maintenance file
If you're upgrading manually after a failed auto-upgrade, delete the file .maintenance from your WordPress directory using FTP. This will remove the "failed update" nag message.

Step 2: Update your installation
Visit your main WordPress admin page at /wp-admin. You may be asked to login again. If a database upgrade is necessary at this point, WordPress will detect it and give you a link to a URL like http://example.com/wordpress/wp-admin/upgrade.php. Follow that link and follow the instructions. This will update your database to be compatible with the latest code. You should do this as soon as possible after step 1.

Step 3: Do something nice for yourself
If you have caching enabled, your changes will appear to users more immediately if you clear the cache at this point (and if you don't, you may get confused when you see the old version number in page footers when you check to see if the upgrade worked).

Final Steps
Your update is now complete, so you can go in and enable your Plugins again. If you have issues with logging in, try clearing cookies in your browser.
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Thanks, I'll try it out.
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