Author Topic: How to run the database directly from a flash drive  (Read 3446 times)

Annette

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How to run the database directly from a flash drive
« on: January 22, 2016, 12:41:50 PM »
Situations when it would be helpful to run directly from a flash drive:
   a. I need the database at church during club, then at home during the week; but I don't have a laptop to take back and forth.
   b. I am the main secretary and the database is on my personal laptop; but when I'm gone, the other secretary can't access the database.

If you currently have the database on the hard drive of a computer and would like to move it to a USB flash drive to begin running directly from that, there are instructions here: http://approvedworkman.com/forum/index.php?topic=6.0.

This video will cover things you should be aware of when running from a flash drive: http://www.approvedworkman.com/videos/RunningAWdbFromUSB.mp4.

These are the basic steps:

1. Connect the flash drive to a computer and note the drive letter it is assigned.  [It may be different on different computers and that is ok.]
2. Using Windows File Explorer, open the Approved Workman folder.
3. Locate the executable for the application.  It is named ApprovedWorkman.exe.  Depending on your settings, you may not see the .exe extension.  You may see something that says 'application' or 'executable'.
4. Double click the executable to launch the database.
5. When you are finished working, exit the database.
6. Use the proper method to safely shut down and remove your flash drive. [Select "Safely Remove Hardware" in your task bar system tray.]
« Last Edit: February 03, 2016, 12:47:36 PM by Annette »