MainBoss Solo Setup

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When you first start using MainBoss Solo, you see the setup window. This window contains a number of buttons that perform very basic MainBoss operations.

Start: Starts a MainBoss Solo session.

Create: Creates a MainBoss database. The database is always created in the file Documents\MainBoss\MainBossSolo.mdf. (If you have an older version of Windows, Solo uses "My Documents" instead of "Documents".)

If you already have a database in the given file, the Create button is disabled—you cannot create a new database if you already have one.

Delete: Deletes your current MainBoss database file. All data in the database file will be erased. Obviously, you should never use Delete if your database contains anything you want to keep; however, you might use Delete if you have simply been experimenting with Solo and want to start over from scratch. You might also use Delete if you intend to Restore your database from a backup.

Restore: Overwrites the current contents of your database (if any) with data stored in a backup file. All current contents of the database will be lost.

In order to use Restore, you must have an existing backup file made using MainBoss's backup facilities. For more information, see Backups.

Update License: Opens a window where you can enter a new license key for your software. Licenses for Solo typically last a year. As you approach the expiry date, Solo warns you that your license will soon expire; after the expiry date, you cannot Start Solo until you obtain a new license.

Upgrade: Upgrades your database after you have installed a new version of Solo.

Installing new software usually happens automatically—whenever you start Solo, the startup software checks to see if a new version is available, and if so, the startup software automatically installs the new version. Sometimes, a new version will introduce features that necessitate changes in the database file; if so, Solo will tell you that you need to Upgrade your database. At any other time, the Upgrade button will be disabled. This indicates that upgrading isn't needed.

Copy Shortcut: Creates a shortcut icon for Solo on your Windows desktop. Under normal conditions, this is only necessary once. However, if a new version of Solo is installed, you may need to create a new shortcut that refers to the new version.

If you are already using Solo and want to return to the setup window, you can do so by going to the Session menu and clicking Setup.

For more on MainBoss Solo, see

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