March 2015

HOW-TO: What to do if you replace your hard drive and your files have a “disconnected” icon

By | 2017-11-17T20:32:55+00:00 March 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Hello everybody, Maurizio here. We got a few requests for a how-to on this situation: sometimes, after you replace your hard drive (and therefore copy the files from the old to the new drive), even if you pay attention to preserve the original file paths on the new drive, you see that the files (or the folders) start having this [...]

July 2014

Video: how to migrate the Tabbles database to a different Sql Server instance; how to backup and restore the database.

By | 2017-11-17T21:09:44+00:00 July 30th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Dear Tabbles followers, today we have another video how-to which answers the frequent questions: "what if I reinstall Windows?" "what if buy a new computer?" "What if I reinstall SQL Server?".  In all these cases, how do you preserve your tags? Or if you have many Tabbles users, how do you reimport the tags of all your users into the [...]

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Video: How to configure Sql Server for a multi-user Tabbles environment

By | 2017-11-17T21:08:28+00:00 July 26th, 2014|howto, Tabbles|

Hi, this video tutorial answers the following common questions: 1) I need to have many Tabbles users, each with his own machine, sharing their tags with each other. How can I configure Sql Server to do that?" 2) I am a single user, but I need to access Tabbles from several machines. How can I configure Sql Server for that?" [...]

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How to upgrade the database

By | 2017-11-17T20:32:05+00:00 July 8th, 2014|howto, Tabbles|

Hi all, this replies to a frequently asked question. Sometimes, when installing the latest version of Tabbles, you are asked to "upgrade the database". (This is needed because Tabbles 3 is client-server, and upgrading the client does not automatically upgrade the database.) It turns out you can do that with a couple of clicks. Here is a short video to [...]

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May 2014

Video: how to install Sql Server for use with Tabbles

By | 2017-11-17T21:09:18+00:00 May 29th, 2014|Uncategorized|

By popular demand, we have made a detailed video tutorial showing how to install Sql Server 2012 Express (the free edition) to work with Tabbles. Here it is (be sure to enable captions): As you can see, you can just choose the defaults, except to enable Sql authentication mode (AKA mixed mode). After you install the database server, you will [...]

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April 2014

New feature: search for files in disconnected drives; Tabbles tells you what drive to insert. (with video)

By | 2017-11-17T20:34:35+00:00 April 30th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Dear Tabbles followers, We are proud to announce the release of version 3.0.20 with a major new feature: find files in disconnected drives (cdroms, network drives, usb drives). This means that, when you find a file with Tabbles, and then try to open it by double-clicking, if the disk containing the file is disconnected, Tabbles will tell you what disk [...]

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