Guide to Installing/Backing-up/Restoring/Repairing FastTrack
If you haven't rebooted your new computer recently, now is a good time, then
choose one of the options below
If you already have FTComm version % (illustration at the
right) Stop now.
You are done.
- Uninstall FTComm using the Windows Control Panel.
- Reboot Windows.
Reinstall the latest FTCOMMM
by clicking here now
- On the FTComm User Setting Tab, ensure that Backup user data is check marked.
The Restore is fully featured and FREE.
- Do an FTComm Update. The data Update and the Online
Integrity Check has been combined. Booth are performed.
Installation Notes for System Administrators
DO NOT install as one Windows user account, then expect to use FT when logged in as a different
Windows user account.
FT4Web uses INI files (as was common
practice before Windows Vista). If you install security software
that prevents FT programs from modifying its own .INI files, then
your user will get error messages on start up and shut down of
FT4Web Charting and Ranking.
There still are dozens of ways that
a you, as a System administrator installing/configuring Windows, firewalls, spyware
and, virus software,
can shut down a system so tight that FastTrack will die from lack of oxygen.
Further, FastTrack Support uses LogMeInRescue for support and training. If you lock out such
remote control services,
we will be UNABLE to help.
DO NOT prevent the user from
modifying/changing files in the root\FT folder. By default,
FastTrack installs in the root\FT and NOT in "\Program Files\" as a
courtesy to the many older 3rd Party programs which use FT data which cannot
tolerate long files names with spaces in them. When installing,
accept the default install locations unless there is a darn good
reason to change. Certainly, changing the drive letter is perfectly
acceptable . . . but not when that drive is a networked drive that
the user will be unable to modify.
The job is not complete until the user is able
to run FTComm to update data, then to see charts, and shut down without an
For individuals, Download the
To use FastTrack data or charts in a
newsletter or on a web site, Download the
Data Publisher License
Print the FastTrack for the Web manual
here. You must have already installed at least the
portion of FT4Web in order to have the
specialized fonts required to view and print this manual.
FT4Web 4-page introductory exercise (frequent references to
Using your FastTrack account and password
(FTComm User Setting Tab) Get the Training DVD.
Since Windows 10 does not have a DVD player utility
download one here free. Note: Most computer manufacturers will
have already installed a similar free DVD player for you. Look for
it in your start button menu.
Download a 4-page initial
A historical document that shows what we
were recommending to users in the mid 1990's
who were using
. These techniques worked then, and continued to work through
today . . . and FT4Web has far more powerful features.