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.
Logos 9 can be installed from Logos9Setup.
The default installation path is C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Logos.
The path to your resources is ...\Logos\Data\randomId\ResourceManager\Resources.
Note: Your Logos folder name could be \Logos, \Logos4 or \Logos5, depending on when/how you upgraded.
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.
Verbum 9 can be installed from Verbum9Setup.
The default installation path is C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Verbum.
The path to your resources is ...\Verbum\Data\randomId\ResourceManager\Resources.
File names are prefixed by ‘Verbum’ e.g. Verbum-x64.msi, Verbum.exe.


Method 1

This method is intended for use with an offline computer.
Please read Before you Start carefully.

With v8+ see Method 2 for the possible impact of an initial installation.
However, you can safely upgrade from a previous version with the appropriate *.msi file.

  1. Backup the Logos or Verbum folder from a working installation to an external drive
    • the files in ...\Install\Installers are needed for installation at Steps 3 & 4.
      (if you have a custom installation, these files are in the default installation path).
  2. Where necessary install the latest .NET for your operating system (Offline installers are available)
  3. If necessary run DXSETUP.exe
  4. Run Logos-x64.msi (or Verbum-x64.msi) from the desired user account
    • select Custom installation and uncheck “Automatically Download Updates”
    • change the installation folder if necessary e.g. E:\, C:\Users\username
    • when the installation has finished, immediately exit the Sign-in window (if it appears)
      • with v8+, you have to kill Logos in Task Manager.
    • 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
    • initial sign-in will have to be performed online.
    • 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 Logos Command box.
    • Logos can take some time to discover your resources


<path to backup resources> is the Resources folder on your external drive.


Method 2

This method saves resource downloading and indexing but gets installation files from Logos servers.
Please read Before you Start carefully.

With v8+ you can transfer your current installation to another computer, but beware that the two libraries will be kept in sync
i.e. if you remove or download resources in one, it will be repeated in the other. There should be no issues if you don’t keep the original installation.

  1. Backup the Logos or Verbum 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 if necessary e.g. E:\, C:\Users\username
    • when the installation has finished, immediately exit the Sign-in window
      • if necessary, kill Logos in Task Manager.
  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/Verbum 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 Logos Command box.
    • Logos can take some time to discover your resources


<path to backup resources> is the Resources folder on your external drive.


Method 3

This method involves Indexing whilst avoiding the resource download.
Please read Before you Start carefully.

  1. Backup your Resources folder 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 if necessary e.g. E:\, C:\Users\username
  3. Sign-in to Logos/Verbum after the installation has finished
    • with v8+, you must first select a minimal set of resources:
      • close the window when downloading begins at Step 2
      • restart Logos
    • enter scan <path to backup resources> in the Logos Command box
      e.g. scan D:\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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