Software Support

Installing on a network

Firstly install the DataFile:
  1. Download the DateFile zip file and unzip it to a new temporary folder on the computer that will be used as your file server.
  2. Click on the [setup] programme.  User Account Control comes up and asks permission to make changes to this computer.  Click [Yes].
  3. It then goes to the DateFile Setup installation program and advises that setup cannot install system files if they are in use.  Make sure that you don't have any other programmes running and  then click on [OK].
  4. Click on the large button to install the programme on the suggested directory [C:\Program Files\DataFile\]; alternatively, use [Browse] and suggest another directory.  Please note this directory should be a shared network folder. Each user should have read/write access to the file.
  5. It then says [Installing Access Runtime]...then shows a screen saying [Setup will add items shown to the group shown in the program box...] Click on [Continue].  Please note: If the programme has been installed on your computer before, it then says [Version Conflict] [A File being copied is not newer than the file currently on your system.  It is recommended that you keep your existing file.] Click on [No to All].
  6. It then says [DataFile Setup was completed successfully]. Click OK.
Then install the programme (eg; TimeExpense) on each computer:
  1. Download the programme zip file and unzip it to a new folder on the end user's computer.
  2. Click on the [setup] programme.  If User Account Control comes up and asks permission to make changes to this computer,  click [Yes].
  3. It then goes to the programme setup installation program and advises that setup cannot install system files if they are in use.  Make sure that you don't have any other programmes running and  then click on [OK].
  4. Click on the large button to install the programme on the suggested directory eg; [C:\Program Files\TimeExpense\].
  5. It then says [Installing Access Runtime]...then shows a screen saying [Setup will add items shown to the group shown in the program box...] Click on [Continue]. Please note: If the programme has been installed on your computer before, it then says [Version Conflict] [A File being copied is not newer than the file currently on your system.  It is recommended that you keep your existing file.] Click on [No to All].
  6. It then says [your programme Setup was completed successfully]. Click OK.
  7. The programme starts automatically and you get a form asking [Enter the full path of the Data programme].
  8. We advise using Windows Explorer (right-click on the [Start] button and click on [Open Windows Explorer] Find the data file on the network then right-click on it a click on [Properties]. Copy the location address to the form; add a back-slash and the FULL name of the programme with the file extension (eg; \DataFile.mde) and then click proceed.
  9. Then the programme should connect and open. If it is not the correct address, it won't connect but will invite you to try again.
  10. Check that the data is what you expect it to be by going into the Control Screen and checking that the records shown are what you expect them to be. Use the data entry form to enter a new record as a test if you wish; then close the programme.
  11. Check the Desktop to see if a short-cut to the programme has been installed; if it hasn't, click on [Start] then click on [All Programs]. Scroll down the list of programmes until you reach the folder correct folder for your programme eg; TimeExpense and click on it.
  12. The program is revealed from within the folder. Right-click on the programme, clck on [Send to] then click on [Desktop (create shortcut)].
  13. Go to Desktop and click on the programme icon .  If User Account Control comes up asking for permission to allow msaccess.exe to make changes to the computer. Click on [Yes] and the programme opens.

 

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