Understanding NYC Installation in Windows
The Windows Vista operating system is considerably different
than XP and previous versions. NYC v5.80
and higher install and run very well in
NYC 5.80 was the first NYC version designed to run smoothly
where <drive> is the default
drive and XXX is a version number (e.g., 583, which stands for v5.83). With User Account Control turned on (
The exact location where NYC files and user files are written depends on the user’s response to a prompt on first launch that asks if you want to be able share your cookbooks with other users of the same PC. The two possible paths where the program and user files are copied on first launch are described below.
If the user elects to share cookbooks with other users of the same PC:
NYC files (e.g., the Help file “nyc.chm”) are copied to “<drive>:\Users\Public\FFTS\NycXXX”
NYC user files (e.g., your cookbooks) are copied to “<drive>:\Users\Public\FFTS\NycXXX\user”
If the user elects NOT to share cookbooks with other users of the same PC:
NYC files (e.g., nyc.chm help file) are copied to “<drive>:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\FFTS\NycXXX”
NYC user files (e.g., your cookbooks) are copied to “<drive>:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\FFTS\NycXXX\user”
These are the folders recommended by Microsoft for
installation of programs on PCs running
With NYC 5.80+, you can see what paths your NYC and user files are in by using Tools… Options… User Folder tab. All relevant folders are listed. As with previous NYC versions, the user folder can be moved using this window.
The NYC executable and a copy of original installed files are kept in Program Files. Since these original files in \Program Files are never changed (only copied), they will all be removed if you uninstall NYC.
NYC versions 5.77 and earlier were not developed for
Approach 1: (recommended)
1. Install NYC into “c:\Users\Public\Nyc577” .
1. Install NYC into a root folder such as “c:\Nyc577” .
1. Install NYC into the default folder (“c:\Program Files\Nyc577”).
2. Right click on the NYC desktop icon. In Properties, select “Run As Administrator”.
Any of the above
approaches will allow NYC 5.77 to work in
You can turn off this
Vista VirtualStore processing and the Allow/Cancel popups and pe
Users should also note
that the NYC 5.77 Help file will not open in
Upgrading NYC on a
When you install a new version of NYC, you should run the new version and use File… Upgrade… to bring over/upgrade user files (including registration info and cookbooks) from your previous installation. In the blue textbox on the Upgrade window, you need to specify the folder location where your previous NYC was installed (use the Browse… button to find its folder path). Don’t specify the previous version’s user folder; rather specify where the NYC executable was installed (usually the Program Files folder). NYC will then find the location of the user folder on its own.
After the File… Upgrade…, use File… Open Cookbook… to see all cookbooks in your folder. Note that incoming cookbooks may be slightly renamed to avoid name conflicts (e.g., RECIPES may be changed to RECIPE1, etc). After a couple weeks, when you are sure you have everything, you can remove your previous version's folder.
Uninstalling NYC from
The NYC uninstall program (“unwise.exe”) only uninstalls files that it originally created and that you have not changed. The uninstall will not delete any files that you have added or that have changed since installation.
NYC itself creates 2 folders on first execution, so you need to remove these manually after you uninstall NYC. These 2 folders include the install folder:
usually “c:\Program Files\FFTS\NycXXX”)
and the folder with files that get changed, which is either the public location:
or the private location:
depending on whether you chose public or private on first launch of NYC after installation.
NYC 5.80+ includes HTML
Common Dialog (Color)
Uninstalling NYC from
The NYC uninstall program currently leaves the entry “Now You’re Cooking (empty)” in your Start Programs list. You can remove this manually by right-click and delete. We are investigating a solution to this.
NYC cannot scan for C: drive folders when User Account Control is turned on.
As a result of this, the AutoFind button on the File…
Upgrade… window is not displayed on NYC in a
When downloading, the Save As… dialog does not display the “\Users\USER\AppData” folder.
If network printing fails, make sure you have a
If network printing works but is VERY slow, try setting up the printer as a local printer on the Vista PC, then changing the printer port from LPT1: to the network path. The network path for the printer will look something like this (\\printserverPC\printername). We have found that local printing to a port mapped to the network printer enables fast printing.