Vista & Windows 7 & Windows 8 & Windows 10 Installation



As of now these are the only features of the program I know of that don't work under Vista and later versions of Windows:

bulletDuring Installation it doesn't create a desktop icon
bulletDuring installation It does not import Original (free) InfoMagic files
bulletThe Help does not work without some help
bulletSometimes the Installer fails on 64 bit machines if using earlier versions of InfoMagic Extra .  If this happens try installing the Trial Version.  If that works and you are a current owner then Go Here.

Microsoft did not include their Help Facility in Vista and later.  You must download it from their website and install it separately.  To enable InfoMagic Help Go Here to download and install the Help support program.  The version ending in "64" is for 64 bit machines and the one ending in "86" is for common/ordinary/typical/32 bit machines.  If you get the wrong one it just won't work, so there's no risk.  Many pre-Vista programs require this Facility for their Help to work, so you may have already installed it -- after installing InfoMagic, try accessing Help to see.  InfoMagic was written to be intuitive and not require a Help Facility.  Version one did not have Help.

InfoMagic Installation
I no longer support method 1

Method 2 (this is how I do it):

Because Vista & later drive you crazy being a mother hen to the Program Files folder, I've pretty much abandoned it for legacy programs (like InfoMagic).  I created my own 'Program Files' folder in my own turf where they leave me alone.  I named it App Files (Stands for Application Files, to avoid confusing it with Program Files).  It's located  here:

C:\Users\[your user name]\App Files

I install my pre-Vista applications in this folder and Vista/Win7/Win8/Win10 leave me alone.  Legacy programs like InfoMagic are more likely to work properly installed this way.   This is how/where I have InfoMagic and all other pre-Vista programs installed. 

Before starting installation go to this location and create the "App Files" folder and a folder within it named "InfoMagic Extra". 

During installation the installer will suggest you install in C:\Program Files.  You will have tell it you don't want this location by using the 'Change Directory' button to point to the InfoMagic Extra folder in the App Files folder you just created.

Change the "Directory" in the illustration above to:

C:\Users\[your user name]\App Files\InfoMagic Extra


Migrating your data files

If you used Method 2 to move your InfoMagic Extra files and folders copy them to:

C:\Users\[your user name]\App Files\InfoMagic Extra


Upgrading From Original (free) InfoMagic

If you used installation Method 2 above, copy your files and folders to:

C:\Users\[your user name]\App Files\InfoMagic Extra

Copy only the subfolders -- not the main folder that contains InfoMagic.exe, etc.

After the copy is complete, start InfoMagic and use Tools > Convert Documents to Current Format to convert them to Rich Text.

If you encounter problems not discussed here please email me and tell me about them.