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    I have a computer in my office and one at home. I created an application at home and would like to use it at my office and then continue with work at home.

    I created an identical path ... C:progra~1a5v4joes_master on my office computer.. I copied the contents of joes_master on to a zip drive and transferred same to my joes_master folder at my office..

    The startup (main menu form) that I created does not come up on my office computer nor is it listed under forms..

    What am I doing wrong or does this software prohibit working on two computers which are solely owned and operated by the software licensee (myself)????

    Please adv ... Appreciatively ... Joe DeFalco

  • #2

    I do the same thing every day. I bring 4 applications back and forth on a zip drive. So it is possible. Moreover, it is not necessary that the path be the same on both machines so long as the application's files are confined to a single folder.

    Having said that I have no idea where the source of your problem lies unless joes_master has several subfolders holding application files.

    Bill Hanigsberg


    • #3


      It sounds to me like you have added the table that is the basis for your main menu but it resides in another folder that is not being moved between computers.

      Check to see if the table that your main menu is based on is in the folder that you are moving.



      • #4

        Bill... Thanks for the quick response however I think Mike Humby may have hit the nail on the head ... Appreciatively ... Joe DeFalco


        • #5

          Michael ... thanks for the quick response and direction..

          I used a table in a different folder but I copied it into

          my current application folder and developed the main menu however it is obvious I didn't accomplish what I set out to do.. Thanks for pointing me into the right direction (folder)

          Appreciatively ... Joe DeFalco


          • #6

            We hit the same nail.
            Bill Hanigsberg


            • #7

              Michael: My problem has improved somewhat but I still am unable to activate the application from my desktop at the office... On your suggestion I transferred a table to my application folder and created a new main menu form.

              I copied from my application folder ;;; progra~1a5v4hec_master to my zip drive folder ,,, hec_master.

              I can activate the application from my zip drive but when I copy to my desktop the form is there but it is looking for a dbf which must be hidden because it is no where to found on my zip disk... Any thoughts ????? thk ... Joe DeFalco