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Install Manager allows you to choose your locations for downloads and installing content. This will walk you through setting up Install Manager to use these locations.
Multiple user accounts can be added to Install Manager. The settings you choose will be on a “Per User” basis - meaning you can set different paths for downloads and preferences for each user.
Once you have logged into Install Manager you will see the following screen.
In the top right corner is a small Gear icon. This is where you access your settings.
Click the “Gear icon” now.
You can click the “ + ” in the bottom left corner of the Accounts or Installation pages to add accounts/locations at any time, as needed. Remember, each account can have different download locations and preferences.
For more advanced information on these Features, please see: User Interface (UI)
We will now move to the Downloads Page to begin telling IM where we want things to go…
The Downloads and Installation pages are where most of your customization will take place. In Downloads, you tell the application where to save the files you download from your store account.
Download To Where - Click the “ … ” browse button and choose the location you want the application to save any content installers it downloads from your account. This can be on your local drive, or an external location. For help on downloading files from your account, please see Downloading With Install Manager (WIP)
Using the application Show filter - Sometimes finding what you want in your account can be a bit daunting. Especially if you have a large catalog of purchases. In this section, you can filter the products by the application(s) you choose. Different combinations will give different results. If you are expecting a file you do not see, try adding another filter to your selection. Older files are backwards compatible, with some exceptions. This means if you have DAZ Studio 4.5 selected you will see more content than if you select DAZ Studio 3. DS 3 will not read .DSF (DS 4) or .DUF (DS 4.5) files so any of this type content would be filtered out. DS 4.5 will read all files extension, so you would see a great deal more products listed.
Once you have your location added, switch over to the Installation Page…
Install To - If you use one program and have a single location set for content installation, you will see “Recommended Folder”. If you use multiple programs such as DAZ Studio, Poser and Carrara on the same machine, you may have multiple content locations mapped. If you add your various folder paths, you will be able to choose where you want your content to be installed at any given time. For more on this please see Installing With Install Manager (WIP).
Any added locations will now be available in the Install To: drop-down selection above.
It is highly recommended that you choose an install location that is different than you currently installed content.
You are now ready to begin using Install Manager. For specific help on downloading, installing and managing your content, please see these articles in the User Guide:
If you need further help with Install Manager, please start here:
If you would like more in-depth information, please read: