Installation and Indexing Questions


for Logos 6+



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Installation

What about System Requirements and Disk Space?

See System Requirements

  • For disk space, add 50% to an estimate of the Library download size e.g. a 10.8 GB download plus 5.4 GB estimate for indexing = 16.2 GB disk space.

Faithlife has Logos and Verbum installation guides with download links.

Operating System Logos 7 Stable Installer Logos 6 Stable Installer
Windows LogosSetup.exe LogosSetup.exe
Mac OS X LogosMac.dmg LogosMac.dmg

 Note: You may also use the link on your Logos account order
 Note: Logos will overwrite/replace any earlier Logos installation.

Operating System Verbum 7 Stable Installer Verbum 6 Stable Installer
Windows VerbumSetup.exe VerbumSetup.exe
Mac OS X VerbumMac.dmg VerbumMac.dmg

 Note: You may also use the link on your Verbum account order
 Note: Verbum will overwrite/replace any earlier Verbum installation.

Where does Logos install resources?

Operating System Logos Resources Path
Windows C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Logos\Data\random\ResourceManager\Resources Logos on Windows 7 SP1 or newer
Windows C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Verbum\Data\random\ResourceManager\Resources Verbum on Windows 7 SP1 or newer
Mac OS X /Users/username/Library/Application Support/Logos4/Data/random/ResourceManager/Resources Logos on OS X 10.9 or newer
Mac OS X /Users/username/Library/Application Support/Verbum/Data/random/ResourceManager/Resources Verbum on OS X 10.9 or newer

Substitute your computer user name for username
random is a randomly generated User Identity which allows multiple Logos users to login and have their own data (e.g. resources) and documents.

Windows note: to view the \AppData folder you have to turn on the “Show hidden files and folders” option under Control Panel | Folder Options | View.
OS X note: to view the ~/Library folder see http://www.macworld.com/article/161156/2011/07/view_library_folder_in_lion.html. You can assign keyboard shortcut => http://mac.finerthingsin.com/post/7849528212/lion-library-folder-visible

Why does Logos install into your username directory?

The simple answer is to avoid the need for Administrator rights (permission elevation) every time it is installed, updated or run; particularly during the frequent background updates. This is becoming common, and is what Google Chrome does, for example.

Another factor is that Logos requires a login with a unique user identity, so Logos decided it would be much easier to install in the user profile. This also supports a church (or home) computer shared by two people who WANT separate Logos accounts, profiles, settings (and resource collections).

For two separate users on the same computer you will need to install Logos in two user profiles. If you install the same Logos account in different user profiles (or different computers) it will sync settings, documents, history, etc. between those two installations.

Why doesn’t Logos work when I install it as Administrator?

Logos is designed as a per-user application, so if the installer ever needs Admin rights it will request them e.g. to install the .NET Framework or update system-wide fonts. But if you install it using “Run as administrator” you will experience problems with regular updates of the application (and will need to run Logos the same way for the update to succeed).

Why is the required disk space so large?

Logos has to store your Resources & Documents together with datasets & images for many of its features, and it builds a large Index which makes Logos’ search speed possible. An 1600 book library will take about 19 GB.

Is there a faster way to install Logos on another computer?

It is possible to install Logos onto another computer without downloading and/or indexing if you use an unofficial procedure to copy resources and indexes from the first installation.
For Windows, Quick Installation onto multiple computers
For Mac OS X, Quick Installation onto Multiple Macs

Note that all procedures will save downloading your resources again, which may be a concern with large libraries or imposed “data caps” where some ISPs restrict download amounts before premium charges are applied.

How can I install Logos in a different folder or drive?

Here’s how to Install in different folder or drive

How do I install Logos without The Internet?

Faithlife do not have a product to install Logos without an Internet connection.

How do I uninstall Logos?

Uninstalling Mac OS X
Uninstalling Windows


Indexing

General facts about indexing

The Indexer builds one main ‘Library’ Index for all your resources together with a ‘Bible’ Index for bibles and morphological resources (usually bibles). This means that searching a collection of books or all your resources is much faster than searching through each book individually.

When new or updated resources are added to your library they are built into a temporary Supplemental index which is then merged with the existing Index. Thus the time taken is considerably less than a full Index.

How long will Indexing take?

First time indexing or re-indexing can be a long process, depending on factors like CPU speed, RAM and the number of resources being indexed. Be prepared for it to take from 1 hour (desktop computer) to 2 days (tablet) for 1600 resources. You should definitely consider indexing overnight whilst you sleep! Indexing for new/updated resources can take several minutes and takes about the same time for a small number of non-bible resources.

What happens when books are updated or after I purchase books?

Depending on your Settings books will be automatically downloaded or you will receive a notification. You won’t know the content of the download and the size can be smaller than you anticipate because Logos uses “patches” for many updates. When downloading has completed the books will be copied to the resource folder and indexed.

It is no longer a requirement to restart Logos for indexing but if some of the updated books are open in your layout you will be notified to (manually) restart Logos after the other books have been indexed.

Can I see how much longer the indexing will take?

In a way you can. Once indexing has begun hover your mouse over the notification icon near the Shortcut bar and you will get an estimate of how complete it is as a percentage.

Is there a way to pause indexing?

There is an option to pause the indexing and the time is set to 4 hours.
This is done by clicking on the notification icon and selecting the link.

Indexing Tips

  • Allow first time indexing or re-indexing to complete as you cannot successfully perform a Search until it is done. You can Search during the download and indexing of new/updated resources but a message in the Search panel will state that some search results may be missing or incorrect.
  • To download and index with little (or no) interaction set Automatically Download Updates to YES in Program Settings and leave Logos running.
  • If you Cancel a download Logos will start indexing the resources it has processed. Use the update now command to resume the download when Automatically Download Updates is set to YES (otherwise you can click a notification about the remaining download).


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