Second Copy application should be installed
and run on each system. It should
not be run from a shared network
drive. However, you can run the
Second Copy 8 installation program
(sc8.exe) on various client systems
from a shared network drive.
To simplify the installation
process, you can prepare a
profiles.dat file with proper
registration information on one
system and have it automatically
copied to the client systems during
1. Install Second Copy 8 on one
system using the sc8.exe
2. Enter the registration code
for your multi-user license
3. Create any default profiles
you want every user to have
4. Copy the profiles.dat file (a
hidden file in Second Copy folder)
from this system to a network
directory along with the sc8.exe
Now you can tell other users to
install Second Copy 8 from the
network drive by running sc8.exe.
This will run the installation and
copy the registration key with any
predefined profiles to the users'
system. You can even automate this
process by including this command in
your user's login script (make sure
that it only gets run once).
Note: Second Copy 7 and Second Copy 8 store their profiles and settings information in
a hidden file called "profiles.dat" under "\Documents and Settings\<Username>\Local Settings\Application Data\Centered Systems\Second Copy" folder.
(where, <Username> is the currently logged in username.
In Vista, 2008, and Windows 7, profiles.dat file is stored under "\Users\<Username>\AppData\Local\Centered Systems\Second Copy" folder.
Another way to find out where the profiles.dat file is located, please select Help > About on the main Second Copy window. Then press Ctrl + I.
This will open another window showing the location of the profiles.dat file.