FarmBooks Installation & Setup: Online Instructions for
Current FarmBooks Users Needing to Upgrade

This article is for FarmBooks users wishing to upgrade their copy of FarmBooks to the latest version. You can find the lastest version number of FarmBooks here.


Determine your current version of FarmBooks by clicking on the menu Help: About FarmBooks.
About FarmBooks

The version will be displayed above the copyright message as shown below:
If your version is below you will have some additional installation steps you will need to complete.

Step I: Backup your FarmBooks database

1. Click on File: Backup.
Step 1

The version will be displayed above the copyright message as shown below:

2. Select your Farm Database and click Next.
Step 2

3. After your backup has completed, click OK and then close out of FarmBooks.
Step 3

Step II: Upgrade to FarmBooks 4.06.x

1. Go to

2. The Sanders Software Secure File Exchange page will load.
Step 2

3. Click on the File Portal link.
Step 3

4. Enter your Login ID and Password and click the Login button.
Note: If you do not know your ID and Password please contact FarmBooks Support at 785-865-5111.
Step 4

5. You will then be taken to the File Portal page. Click on the FarmBooks Download link.
Step 5

6. On the FarmBooks Download page, click on the checkbox next to setup.exe and then click the Download Selected button.
Step 6

7. Depending on your browser, the setup.exe will either automatically start to download to your computer or you will need to select a location to download the file to.
Step 7

8. Locate the downloaded setup.exe file on your computer and double-click it to run.
Step 8

8a: Windows users may see the screen below. If you do, click the Yes button to continue.
Step 8a

9. Click on the Next button to begin the upgrade.
Step 9

10. Click on the Next button to continue.
Step 10

11. Read the terms of the Software License Agreement. If you agree, select I accept the terms in the license agreement radio button and click Next.
Step 11

12. Enter Your Name and Company/Farm Name and then click Next.
Step 12

13. Confirm the installation location and click Next.
Step 13

14. Click Install to complete the upgrade.
Step 14

Step 14a: Windows users may see the screen below. If you do, click either Anyone who uses this computer (all users) or Only for me to continue.
Step 14a

15. Once the upgrade is completed, click on the Finish button.
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16. Go to your Desktop and double-click the FarmBooks icon to open the program.
Step 16

17. Once FarmBooks is open, click File: Open Farm.
Step 17

18. The Database Conversion window will appear. Click on the Finish button to convert.
Step 18

19. Click OK when completed.
Step 14

Note: If the FarmBooks version before installing the upgrade was prior to, then continue with the next steps, otherwise you are done upgrading FarmBooks.

20. Click Utilities: Maintain Farm Registrations.
Step 15

21. When the Maintain Farm Registration window opens, click on your Farm Name and click Edit.
Step 16

22. The Change Registration Number window will open.
Step 17

23. The Change Registration Number window will open.
Step 18

19. You are now ready to begin using FarmBooks 4.06.x.