Installing / Upgrading
If you run the setup program ofin a Windows system for the first time, or you have removed/uninstalled before running the setup program, you are performing a fresh new installation.
Note: If you are running Excel 2007/2010, the setup program installs the invoice templates in Excel 2007 XML-based format (.xlsx file).
- Windows 2000/XP
The default installation folder is:
You can change the installation folder in the setup wizard. However, all the files, including program files and data files, are always installed into the same folder, no matter what the folder is.
- Windows Vista/Windows 7
The default installation folder is:
In Windows Vista and Windows 7, thefolder is a system-protected folder. If you choose to install into this default folder, the wizard will prompt for a separated folder for storing data files that are intended to be or could be modified by end users. By default, the data files will be installed into:
Note: If you are running an earlier version of Excel Invoice Manager (version 2.16.1019 and lower versions), the default data folder is:
The following files are seen as data files:
Table 1 - Data Files Installed into Separated Data File Folder
INVOICE.xls Sample.mdb FDINFO10.rst MoreRows.xls Automotive\Automotive.mdb Automotive\Automotive.xls Automotive\FDINFO10.rst Automotive\ReadMe.txt
However, if you choose another installation folder, i.e. a folder that is outside the system-protectedfolder, such as " ", the setup wizard will install all files, including program files and data files, into the same folder.
In other words, the setup program (setup wizard) prefers to install all files into the same folder - data file folder and installation folder are the same one. There is one exception - if you are running Windows Vista or Windows 7 and installin a system-protected folder, such as , you will need a separated data file folder.
You can always move or copy the data files to another folder using Windows Explorer, no matter which version of Windows you are running.
If you have a previous version ofinstalled, and want to upgrade to the latest version, here are the three situations that can occur when you run the setup program of without removing the previous version in the first place.
- You install the program to the same folder as the previous version, and choose
This is the default installation mode if you don't change any option in the setup program and accept all the defaults. This way, you won't lose any data saved with the previous version. However, if you already have asubfolder inside the data file folder of , the following files will be overwritten without any warning message:
Table 2 - Data Files in the NEW-DATA-FILE folder
NEW-DATA-FILE\INVOICE.xls NEW-DATA-FILE\Sample.mdb NEW-DATA-FILE\FDINFO10.rst NEW-DATA-FILE\MoreRows.xls NEW-DATA-FILE\Automotive\Automotive.mdb NEW-DATA-FILE\Automotive\Automotive.xls NEW-DATA-FILE\Automotive\FDINFO10.rst NEW-DATA-FILE\Automotive\ReadMe.txt
All the shortcuts, including those on the Windows Start menu and Desktop, will point to the files in the original data file folder or installation folder of, but not the files in the folder.
option on the
- You install the program into the same installation folder and data file folder as the previous version, and choose
All the data files listed in the above table will be overwritten. If you were using the Sample.mdb database file in the data file folder as the working database, you will lose your data.
on the screen.
- You install the new version to a different folder than the one where the previous
version was installed.
The installer will upgrade all your program files, and copy all the data files listed in the above table to the new folder. All the shortcuts created by the installer, including the ones on the Windowsmenu and Desktop, will point to the files in the new folder.
All the data files you saved with the previous version will remain there. To use your original template and database, just go to the folder where you stored your template, and then open the template file.