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

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

Step I: Backup your MCFP database

1. Click on File: Backup.
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2. Select your Farm Database and click Next.
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3. Confirm your backup and then click Finish.
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4. After your backup has completed, click OK and then close out of MCFP.
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Step II: Upgrade to FarmBooks 4.06.x

1. Go to

2. The Sanders Software Secure File Exchange page will load.
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3. Click on the File Portal link.
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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.
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5. You will then be taken to the File Portal page. Click on the FarmBooks Download link.
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6. On the FarmBooks Download page, click on the checkbox next to setup.exe and then click the Download Selected button.
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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.
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8. Locate the downloaded setup.exe file on your computer and double-click it to run.
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8a: Windows users may see the screen below. If you do, click the Yes button to continue.
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9. Click on the Next button to begin the upgrade.
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10. Click on the Next button to continue.
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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.
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12. Enter Your Name and Company/Farm Name and then click Next.
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13. Confirm the installation location and click Next.
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14. Click Install to complete the upgrade.
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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.
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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.
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17. Once FarmBooks is open, click File: Restore.
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18. The Restore from Backup Set screen will load.
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19. Click the checkbox for "Restore Control Folder" and then click the Browse button.
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20. Locate your backup file click Restore and then Next.
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21. Click Yes on the Warning screen.
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22. Select your farm and click Finish.
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23. Click OK after the restore is completed.
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24. Open your farm by clicking File: Open Farm.
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25. The Database Conversion window will appear. Click on the Finish button to convert.
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26. Click OK when completed.
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27. Click Utilities: Maintain Farm Registrations.
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28. Highlight your farm name and then click Edit.
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29. The Change Registration Number window will open.
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30. Enter your new registration number and click Finish.
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31. You are now ready to begin using FarmBooks 4.06.x