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Moving Fast-Flex Plus to a New Computer

Q. I need to move Fast-Flex Plus to a different computer. How do I move the program and my data?


A. If you are installing to a brand new computer or a new hard drive (after a hard drive crash) then first install your Windows operating system AND Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, etc.) and make certain that they are functioning correctly before installing Fast-Flex Plus. It's not only that we don't have the resources of Microsoft to help get your computer going, its that Fast-Flex Plus searches for Word on your hard drive during its installation process, so Word needs to be installed first. Fast-Flex Plus uses Word or Wordpad to display its reports. Once Word is on your hard drive and functioning correctly....


Step one is to install the latest version of Fast-Flex Plus on your new computer. The instructions to do this are at: http://www.flexaccounts.com/dloadnew.html


Once installed, start Fast-Flex Plus on the new computer and go to "Main Menu/File/Add New Company" to set up the DATA folder(s) that will hold your existing data. No need to add data yet. We will get to that.


Next, use Windows Explorer to copy all of the files in your old computer's Fast-Flex Plus DATA directory to a removable memory device. (Note: If you have network access between computers, you can copy the files over the network.)


The DATA directory or directories on your old computer will be found under the Fast-Flex Plus PROGRAM folder - probably in C:\Program Files\FFPRO4\KMart03 where C:\Program Files\FFPRO4\ or C:\Program Files (x86)\FFPRO4\ is the PROGRAM folder and the "KMart03" part of the path represents the DATA folder name of the company that you are administering and the fiscal year of its data.  Note:  For Windows 7 or later, look for C:\Program Files (x86)\FFPRO4\KMart03, in this example.


With the removable memory device containing a copy of your current data from the old computer, use Windows Explorer on your new computer to copy all the files from the removable memory device into the appropriate DATA folder(s) you made, above.


Next, using Windows Explorer again, copy the lastuse.dat file from your old computer's Fast-Flex Plus PROGRAM directory to your new computer Fast-Flex Plus PROGRAM directory. Finally, if you have customized the statement merge files, copy Report.SKL and WordRprt.DOC from your old computer's Fast-Flex Plus PROGRAM directory to your new computer's Fast-Flex Plus PROGRAM directory.


Sixty days after moving Fast-Flex Plus to the new computer, you will be asked by Fast-Flex Plus to enter a new access code. If you still have the most recent access code that you have purchased, enter it when requested by the software. Otherwise, please contact us for a new access code, and please let us know that you have previously purchased a Fast-Flex Plus access code and have moved Fast-Flex Plus to a new computer.