Quick Installation onto multiple computers

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Note: These instructions apply only to Logos 4 and Logos 5 on Windows. For Macs see Quick Installation onto Multiple Macs.
Note: Keep in mind that these must be your machines for your personal use. If in doubt, please refer to the EULA.

Follow instructions carefully. If you are not confident to do this then seek advice in the forums.


THESE PROCEDURES ARE NOT SUPPORTED BY LOGOS SO YOU PERFORM THEM AT YOUR OWN RISK!

Before you Start

Logos 5 will not install onto Windows XP.
If you are installing Logos 4 to a non-Admin account in Windows XP read this first

Set Folder Options in Control Panel to enable viewing of hidden files and folders.
You must select a Custom installation in order to avoid an automatic download of resources.
Do not use Admin elevation (“Run as administrator”).
Do not install a version that is older than your working installation.

Method 1

This method avoids downloading and indexing but is primarily intended for use with an offline computer.
Use Method 2 or Method 3 for general purposes.
NOTE Logos 5 folder & file names may be prefixed by Logos5 or Logos rather than Logos4 e.g. \Logos5, Logos.msi.

  1. Backup the ...\Logos4 folder from a working installation to an external drive
    • Ensure that the files in \Logos4\Install\Installers are up to date as they are needed for installation at Steps 3, 4 & 5
    • if you have a custom installation you need to copy these files from the default installation path (see Note below)
  2. If needed install .NET 3.5 SP1 for Logos 4 or .NET 4.5 for Logos 5 (get standalone installers from Microsoft)
  3. If present run DXSETUP.exe
  4. Run Logos4Prerequisites.msi for the first installation on a computer
  5. Run Logos4.msi from the desired user account
    • select Custom installation and uncheck “Automatically Download Updates”
    • change the installation folder (eg. E:\, C:\Users\username) or leave as default
    • click “Finish” to exit the installation
    • create a shortcut from \Logos4\Logos4.exe & move it to your Desktop
  6. Copy the following folders from backup to the new installation (after deleting the same new folders)
    • \Logos4\Data
    • \Logos4\Documents
    • \Logos4\Users
    • \Logos4\Install
  7. Start Logos and sign-in. Then select Work Offline.
  8. Open some resources. If you get the message “This resource is no longer in your library”:-
    • enter scan <path to backup resources> in the Command box
    • restart Logos
    • Logos can take some time to discover your resources


Note - the default installation path is:
  XP -> C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\Logos4
  Vista, Win 7/8 -> C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Logos4
  (substitute your actual username for username)

<path to backup resources> -> ...\Logos4\Data\randomId\ResourceManager\Resources

Method 2

This method saves resource downloading and indexing but gets installation files from Logos servers.
NOTE the Logos 5 folder name can be \Logos4 or \Logos5.

  1. Backup the ...\Logos4 folder from a working installation to an external drive
  2. Install Logos 5 from LogosSetup (or Logos 4 from Logos4Setup)
    • if you want to install a beta version use the link from the Beta forum
    • select Custom installation and uncheck “Automatically Download Updates”
    • change the installation folder (eg. E:\, C:\Users\username) or leave as default
    • immediately exit the Sign-in window after the installation has finished
    • if the window does not appear go to the next Step
  3. Copy the following folders from backup to the new installation (after deleting the same new folders)
    • \Logos4\Data
    • \Logos4\Documents
    • \Logos4\Users
  4. Start Logos and sign-in
  5. Open some resources. If you get the message “This resource is no longer in your library”:-
    • enter scan <path to backup resources> in the Command box
    • restart Logos
    • Logos can take some time to discover your resources


Note - the default installation path is:
  XP -> C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\Logos4
  Vista, Win 7/8 -> C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Logos4
  (substitute your actual username for username)

<path to backup resources> -> ...\Logos4\Data\randomId\ResourceManager\Resources

Method 3

This method involves Indexing whilst avoiding the resource download.
Upon completion you must allow time for documents to sync.
NOTE the Logos 5 folder name can be \Logos4 or \Logos5.

  1. Backup the ...\Logos4\Data\randomId\ResourceManager\Resources folder from a working installation to an external drive
  2. Install Logos 5 from LogosSetup (or Logos 4 from Logos4Setup)
    • if you want to install a beta version use the link from the Beta forum
    • select Custom installation and uncheck “Automatically Download Updates”
    • change the installation folder (eg. E:\, C:\Users\username) or leave as default
  3. Sign-in to Logos after the installation has finished
    • enter scan <path to your resources> in the Command box e.g. scan e:\resources
    • restart Logos
    • Indexing should start and can take a considerable time to complete


Note - the default installation path is:
  XP -> C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\Logos4
  Vista, Win 7/8 -> C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Logos4
  (substitute your actual username for username)


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