Quick Installation onto multiple computers

These instructions apply only to Windows users.
For Macs see Quick Installation onto Multiple Macs.


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Keep in mind that these must be computers for your personal use. If in doubt, please refer to the EULA.

THESE PROCEDURES ARE NOT SUPPORTED by Faithlife, SO YOU PERFORM THEM AT YOUR OWN RISK!

Before you Start

Logos and Verbum releases prior to version 7.18 cannot login to Faithlife servers as of 7 Nov 2018.
Consequently, there are no procedures for versions 4/5/6.

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 install a version that is older than your working installation.
After installation, you may need to download fonts for use in third party applications like MS Word.

These procedures (Methods) use generic folder and file names. See below for specifics of your Logos/Verbum version.

Logos

Logos 7 can be installed from Logos7Setup.
Logos 8 can be installed from Logos8Setup.
Note: You may also use the link on your Logos account order.
The default installation path is C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Logos
File names are prefixed by ‘Logos’ e.g. Logos-x64.msi, Logos.exe.

Verbum

Verbum can be installed side-by-side with Logos as it has a different executable and base folder.
Verbum 7 can be installed from Verbum7Setup.
Verbum 8 can be installed from Verbum8Setup.
Note: You may also use the link on your Verbum account order.
The default installation path is C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Verbum
File names are prefixed by ‘Verbum’ e.g. Verbum.msi, Verbum.exe.

Method 1

This method is intended for use with an offline computer,
but initial sign-in may have to be performed online.
Please read Before you Start carefully.
Note: Your Logos folder name could be \Logos, \Logos4 or \Logos5, depending on when/how you upgraded.

  1. Backup the ...\Logos folder from a working installation to an external drive
    • the files in ...\Logos\Install\Installers are needed for installation at Steps 3 & 4.
    • if you have a custom installation backup these files from the default installation path above.
  2. Where necessary install the latest .NET for your operating system (Offline installers are available)
  3. If present run DXSETUP.exe
  4. Run Logos-x64.msi or Logos.msi from the desired user account
    • select Custom installation and uncheck “Automatically Download Updates”
    • change the installation folder (eg. to E:\, C:\Users\username) or leave as default
    • click “Finish” to exit the installation
    • create a shortcut from ...\Logos\Logos.exe & move it to your Desktop
  5. If they exist delete the following folders from the new installation and replace them from your backup
    • \Logos\Data
    • \Logos\Documents
    • \Logos\Users
    • these are the only folders that you need from backup
  6. Start Logos and sign-in. Then select Work Offline.
  7. 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
    • Logos can take some time to discover your resources


<path to backup resources> is ...\Logos\Data\randomId\ResourceManager\Resources

Method 2

This method saves resource downloading and indexing but gets installation files from Logos servers.
Please read Before you Start carefully.
Note: Your Logos folder name could be \Logos, \Logos4 or \Logos5, depending on when/how you upgraded.

  1. Backup the ...\Logos folder from a working installation to an external drive
  2. Install Logos/Verbum from the appropriate Setup link above.
    • 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. If they exist delete the following folders from the new installation and replace them from your backup
    • \Logos\Data
    • \Logos\Documents
    • \Logos\Users
    • these are the only folders that you need from backup
  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
    • Logos can take some time to discover your resources


<path to backup resources> is ...\Logos\Data\randomId\ResourceManager\Resources

Method 3

This method involves Indexing whilst avoiding the resource download.
Please read Before you Start carefully.
Note: Your Logos folder name could be \Logos, \Logos4 or \Logos5, depending on when/how you upgraded.

  1. Backup the ...\Logos\Data\randomId\ResourceManager\Resources folder from a working installation to an external drive
  2. Install Logos/Verbum from the appropriate Setup link above.
    • 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
    • Indexing should start and can take a considerable time to complete
    • Also, allow some time for your documents to sync



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