Default Directories

Getting TurboCASH installed is the hardest part of the program and the biggest stumbler I find is users choosing not to follow the default install directories. We have to give you the option to install anywhere, but install anywhere does not include the Program Files Directory.
"I am unable to start on the application as it is asking for user name and password.

 Don't install TurboCASH in C:\Program Files use the default C:\tcash5

I have found that the leading installation problem with Windows users is that users choose a different installation target file from the Default 



CASH uses the Firebird SQL data base to store transaction data. This means that TurboCASH itself must run and write to the same Directory system. When Firebird cannot execute TurboCASH generates the  (username and password error) The default username and password for Firebird is   sysdba     masterkey

By default all our live sets of books are kept in c:\tcash5\books This installing to a proprietary directory is common amongst most  Accounting Systems
. Accounting vendors do this because it is a tradition that preceeds Windows. We were here first and hundreds of thousands of users worked like this before Windows changed the rules. This configuration makes our programs more portable and they can simply be copied to new machines and don't have to be reinstalled.

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