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  • How to install the software:
Download and unpack the archive. Run the executable file in the program's folder.
Portable apps. The software works out-of-the-box on Windows 10, 8, and 7.
Windows SmartScreen/Defender may falsely report that the software is malware.

Running on Windows Xp and Vista
>> Windows Xp and Vista need .Net Framework installed to run the apps.

If compatible with Windows Xp, the software requires .Net Framework 2.0 to be installed. To support this, Windows Xp needs to be updated with (minimum): Service Pack 2, and Installer 3.1 (these updates may have already been installed). If .Net is installed but apps crash, use the Cleanup Tool before reinstalling the framework. This kind of issue is only common in Windows Xp.
In Windows Vista you can enable the .Net framework or install the 2.0 version.

Installing .Net 4.0 instead or along .Net 2.0 on Windows Xp or Vista will allow the apps to run on the newer framework with increased performance.

Running on Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1
>> Apps just run. Install .Net 4.6.2 (or 4.6) to increase apps performance.

Installing or upgrading to .Net Framework 4.6.2 on Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 will allow the apps to run on the newer framework with increased performance. Installing .Net 4.6 on Windows 8 will do the same. You don't need to uninstall any older versions of .Net Framework before installing these new versions. Upgrading the framework on older operating systems improves performance but is optional.

Running on Windows 10
>> Apps just run. Keep Windows updated to ensure best performance.

If your Windows 10 is up to date you don't have to do anything.
The latest Windows 10 receives and keeps .Net Framework 4.8 updated.

I'm aware there may be Windows installations out there with the .Net Framework stripped out of them. Clearly .Net apps won't run on those machines but for the majority of people, the above applies.




  • How to upgrade the software:
Download the new version and unpack the archive. To keep the old settings, copy the old settings files in Data\Settings sub-folder to the new app's Data\Settings folder, overwriting the default settings files if need be. If not otherwise noted, a new version can make use of the old version's settings files.
Other sub-folders in the old Data folder can contain customized items or files that you also may want to move. Beta versions can break settings compatibility, so unless otherwise noted, use them separately instead of upgrading.

The software's settings are saved in its folder, unless otherwise noted.
Normally, you can move the program's folder to another location, and in case
the software is set to start when the user logs in, you'll have to set it again.

Other settings that you may want to revise after you move the software (in case you do) are file associations and settings related to the integration in Windows Explorer. Programs that have such settings are: CSlide.

  • How to uninstall the software:
If the software is set to start with Windows, you can change this setting first.
Settings that you optionally may revise before you remove (delete) the software,
are file associations and settings related to the integration in Windows Explorer.
Then simply stop the program. Optionally you can delete its files and folders.

Revised on: 20.08.2020