Installation

Can I install CFS programs on a Mac?

CFS software does not currently support installation on Mac computers. However, there are some workarounds that users have discovered which allow Mac users to run Windows programs. Some links on this…

TYLER MONROE
Updated 3 months ago by TYLER MONROE

Downloading the installer to a USB flash drive to transfer it to an offline computer

Some computers need to be disconnected from the internet for security reasons. Follow these instructions to install CFS programs to an offline computer using a USB drive. A USB drive (AKA a thumb dri…

Eric
Updated 3 months ago by Eric

Entering Data at a Client's Office

Some users prefer to take the program to a client's office and enter data at that location, using the client's computer. It is possible to do this by installing the program onto a flash drive. Then a…

John Logue
Updated 6 months ago by John Logue

How To Download And Install Software From The CFS Website

Web browsers put downloaded files in different locations. This article will help you find where each of the major browsers (Chrome, Firefox, and Edge) put the CFS installation file you may have downl…

Eric
Updated 6 months ago by Eric

How do I download and install an update from within the program?

Most CFS programs allow you to check for and install updates from within the program, either automatically or manually. Automatically Updating. If you have an "always on" Internet connection (DSL, ca…

John Logue
Updated 6 months ago by John Logue

How do I download and install the single user version of a program?

Manual installation of the single user version from a download is described below in detail. Preparation. Preparation for the installation means doing as the instructions say: close all other program…

John Logue
Updated 6 months ago by John Logue

How do I install a program or update in "safe mode?"

Sometimes programs and services that are initiated when the computer is started will prevent the CFS software installer from running. It is sometimes impossible to determine which program has this ef…

John Logue
Updated 6 months ago by John Logue

How do I install programs from CD?

Installation of CFS program(s) from a CD is described below in detail. Preparation. Preparation for the installation means doing as the instructions say: close all other programs which can be closed,…

John Logue
Updated 6 months ago by John Logue

How do I manually download and install an update?

The easiest way to download and install a CFS program update is from within the program. (See How do I download and install an update from within the program? ) However, in some situations that is no…

John Logue
Updated 6 months ago by John Logue

How do I map a network drive?

Introduction. In order to make data on one computer available to another computer on the network, two things must be done: On the "server" (computer where data is stored), establish a folder that is…

John Logue
Updated 6 months ago by John Logue

How do I perform a network installation?

The following procedure applies to most CFS programs. However, for MD Personal Property, NY Sales Tax Preparer, Schedule D Tools, and Small Business Tools, see these Installation Instructions. The ne…

John Logue
Updated 4 months ago by John Logue

How do I perform a workstation setup?

To perform a workstation setup, the program must have been previously installed on the network (see How do I perform a network install? ), and you must know the drive letter of the program's network…

John Logue
Updated 6 months ago by John Logue

Install Procedure - Add private database

This article refers to Payroll System but can be used for multiple CFS titles. Install Procedure - Private database. Some Payroll System users require that their own company not be in the general dat…

TYLER MONROE
Updated 4 months ago by TYLER MONROE

Install Procedure - Continue private database next year

Install Procedure - Continue private database. Some Payroll System users require that their own company not be in the general database visible to their own employees. Our recommended solution is to s…

TYLER MONROE
Updated 6 months ago by TYLER MONROE

Installing in demo mode

Most of our software can be evaluated before being purchased. Go to our Download Demos page. Download and run the installer for any program you'd like to try. If prompted for a License Code , use DEM…

Christopher H
Updated 6 months ago by Christopher H

Manual installation of a specific program from a CD

In most cases, the installer will run when the CD is inserted. In some cases, it may be desirable to bypass the normal installer and instead navigate to a specific program installer on the CD. Insert…

Eric
Updated 1 year ago by Eric

Reinstalling and repairing software

Reinstallation can repair any damaged or missing files. Exit the software. If it is on a network, ensure all other users exit until the re-installation is complete.. Download the latest full version…

Eric
Updated 1 year ago by Eric

Software locations

The following table gives the folder location our software is installed to by default. Each year of the software is installed into its own folder. Substitute the 4-digit year the software was release…

Eric
Updated 6 months ago by Eric

Uninstalling

Backup any data associated with software that is being uninstalled. As a safety feature when our software is installed, uninstalled and updated, data is not affected. So even when our software is uni…

Christopher H
Updated 6 months ago by Christopher H

Where to download CFS software

CFS programs can be downloaded from www.taxtools.com from one of several areas depending on what needs to be downloaded: Current releases. Contains everything needed to run the software. Current upda…

Eric
Updated 1 month ago by Eric

Why aren't all the programs I ordered on the CD?

The software installer on the "CFS Software for Tax Professionals CD" does three things, in sequence. It opens a "Firm Information" form for you to fill out, so that the program knows which software…

John Logue
Updated 6 months ago by John Logue

Why does my desktop shortcut open the installer?

Program updates should never be downloaded into the program folder (e.g., C:\CFSLIB\PR2012). They should be downloaded into an easy-to-find location on your computer (e.g., the desktop or "Downloads"…

John Logue
Updated 6 months ago by John Logue

Why does the setup tell me to reboot the computer?

This message generally means that one or more files could not be replaced during the setup because they were in use. The files will be replaced the next time the computer is started. You don't need t…

John Logue
Updated 6 months ago by John Logue

Workstation setup locations

The following table gives the default location of the network workstation (WSSETUP) installer (SETUP.EXE). Each year of the software is installed into its own folder. Substitute the 4-digit year the…

Christopher H
Updated 6 months ago by Christopher H

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