I have my own way of installing Laragon (thanx to its well designed architecture of course )
I created a dedicated folder for laragon and its stuff (yes, another one than the one where Laragon is installed). So my hierarchy is :
--------\data (mysql datas)
--------\www (web sites)
Then in the settings just tell laragon where your document root and data root are, and voilà ! As you can see, nothing is stored in laragon folder, so i am not afraid of upgrading it. I also can easily backup www and data.
One more things, because i use an IDE that syncs settings across several computers, i needed a way to have the same environment (drive letters, php version, etc...) To achieve that i am using two tricks:
- use the subst command like this subst w: c:\webdev , so i know that my working drive for web is w: and i can say it in every settings i set
- rename the php folder in laragon. For instance, if the php folder name is "php-7.0.10-Win32-VC14-x86" in laragon i will change it to "php7" (don't forget to tell it to laragon in php settings). And once more i can tell easily to my ide use PHP7, no matter which version is installed (on linux a symbolic link would do the trick)