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Whether you are working online, or offline, Install Manager allows you to manage the products it knows about and check whether they are installed or not. This allows you to quickly see your your content without worrying about spreadsheets, going online and searching your account or digging through your install folders. the installations are fast and can be done en mass or individually.
In order to install the content downloaded with Install Manager, you should have your install locations set up. If you need help with this, please check the User Guide. Remember, Install Manager will not 'see' files saved in locations not mapped within the application, nor will it see files downloaded via other applications or manually. In other words, if you download a product zip from another store, Install Manager will not be able to see and manage that file.
Open Install Manager and open the “Ready to Install” Pane.
You should see a list of any products you have previously downloaded using Install Manager, that have not yet been installed.
Since Install Manager can only track products it has managed (downloaded), you will not be able to see any files that may have been saved to the same location. For example, saving zip files from a store other than DAZ3D.
In this same window, you can also choose where these files will be installed in the drop-down at the bottom of the window. This gives you the following information:
Checking the “Delete Installer Once Installed” will do exactly that. When you install a file, its Zip file will immediately be deleted from your computer. Be sure to Uncheck this box if you want to keep a copy of your Zips!
Once you verify you have files ready to install, you can use any of the following options to install:
Once you have installed your products you will see them in the “Installed” pane. You can also check this pane to see if the product installed Metadata. If so, there will be a checkmark underneath the “Smart” column, letting you know it will show under “Smart Content” in DAZ Studio 4 and higher.
You can quickly sort your files by “A to Z” or by several other options. The “Sort Order” drop-down contains the following selections:
Filtering in Install Manager is very easy, but also has very advanced filtering modifiers available. We will cover the basic keyword filtering below. Please refer to the Reference Guide section on Advanced Filtering for more ways to view the products you want to see, and how you want to see them.
If you want to filter your file view to show only specific files, you can type your chosen keyword in the “Filter Field” as shown in the left-hand image below. We used 'Genesis'. Only products with the keyword 'Genesis' in the name, are showing. You can also use phrases. If you know all or part of a product name, type it in and the filter will show any products with that particular 'phrase'.
The nice thing about this feature is that is keeps your checked selections as you change filter words. Here, we are going to check the selection boxes for 'Genesis'.
In the right-hand image below, we left our “Genesis” filtered products checked, and then filtered by 'Victoria' and checked these products as well. When we return to our full list of products, you can see both filtered selections we made remain checked. The “Genesis” products remained checked, even when we ran a new filter and added the other product for “Victoria”.
The filtering feature works across all the status windows. By this, we mean if we have 1 product with “Genesis” in its name already “Installed”, and 6 waiting in “Ready to Install”, we will see all 7 products. You can see this in our “Genesis” example here. We installed the Gorilla product from our previous filtering exercise. You can now see we only have 6 left in Ready To Install, and 1 is now listed in Installed.
You can do the same thing using the SKU number to find a particular product. Just put the number (or a range of numbers 12350-14350) in the Filter Field.
This is all that is required for content installation. Uninstalling files is very similar. When you are ready, please read Uninstalling With Install Manager (WIP) for more help and information.
If you need further help with Install Manager, please start here:
If you would like more in-depth information, please read: