PROGRESS WITH DOWNLOADING FILE
In Windows 10 after the October 2020, 20H2 update, which applies between October 2020 and March 2021.
The DOWNLOADED FILE is identified in the notification area, at the bottom of the downloading screen window. The PC will prompt "What do you want to do with <filename>?"
Options are "Open", "Save as", "..." the ellipsis gives further options, "Save", "Cancel", and right-justified, "Show all".
If the user does not respond, then nothing will be downloaded.
DURING DOWNLOAD progress is indicated in the system notification area, at the footer of the screen window.
Options are "Pause", "Show in folder", "copy downloading link", "Open when done", and right justified, "Show all".
If you select "show all" then Downloads of All files is seen, with filters available to limit the files shown.
A visual graph of progress is displayed in the Microsoft Edge browser downloads folder. Shows a visual graph of progress of the Downloads. The filename of the target file is shown, as modified by an added number enclosed in round brackets, if the filename already existed in the folder. The full path to the source address of the file; the progress bar; the speed of download; downloaded amount; size of full download; estimated time remaining in minutes left.
Options are "Pause", "Cancel". When downloading has completed, the options change to "Show in folder".
In the settings of your browser, find the path to the folder where files are downloaded.
You will need to respond to prompts, to authorize that the file is to be saved; then authorize that the file is to be kept on the PC. Use the browser settings in the download option to view the contents of the download folder, to see if the file is there, and if the file has fully completed the downloading procedure.
Check that the file has completed downloading, and is not still in progress, or paused.
The downloaded file will now display the name you selected to identify the downloaded file.
Options are "Open", "Always open files of this type", "Show in folder", "Copy download link", "Report this file as unsafe", "Delete file", and, "Cancel".
THE FILETYPE EXTENSION OF DOWNLOADED e-Sword FILES
Look at the filetype (the letters after the period), to determine format of the file.
If the filetype is ".exe", then this is self-installing, probably with requests for input during progress of the installation into required destination disk-drive and path and directory-folder. Options are "run" or "open.
If the filetype is another e-Sword option, such as .bbli .bblx .brpi .brpx .cmti .cmtx .dcti .dctx .devi .devx .hari .harx .jnli .jnlx .lexi .lexx .lsti .lstx .mapi .mapx .memi .memx.noti .notx .refi .refx .topi .topx then these filetypes need to be associated with a default application. You will need to copy these files to the relevant disk-drive, path, and directory-folder. Refer to e-Sword User's Guide for details.
Respond to further screen option prompts.
Operating system: Microsoft PC; the Apple Mac E-SWORD X; the iPad E-SWORD HD; the iPhone E-SWORD LT
Other sources are varieties, usually made for other operating systems.
TO DOWNLOAD LATEST VERSION OF e-SWORD:
To download and install or to re-install e-Sword on your PC, to fix any bugs which may have occurred, please follow these simple steps: Close any running copy of e-Sword. Click the top button that says "e-Sword Install". When your browser's Save dialog appears, choose "Save" to start the download. After it has completing download, successfully, Open/Run the file. For example by opening the folder where the PC saved the downloaded file, and double-click the installation file. There is no need to uninstall older versions of e-Sword before updating. The installation program will prompt you with on-screen information which guides you through the rest of the process. It is recommended to use the default settings for installation. If you need help in getting started using e-Sword, visit the Training page, supplied by Rick Meyers, at https://e-sword.net/training.html
AUTHORIZATION TO DOWNLOAD FILES
If files downloaded from https:\\e-sword.net or from BIBLESUPPORT do not have authorization to load into C:\Program Files (x86)\e-Sword folder, then the downloaded file may occur in the following folder. C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\e-Sword folder. To view an index of files in this folder, use the browser to goto "file:///C:/users/user/AppData/Local/VirtualStore/Program%20Files%20(x86)/e-Sword/" COMMENT: enter this address without the quotes before and after the link.
Rick Meyers explains that, when this occurs, "It is a Windows permissions issue on the e-Sword program directory. Set the "Security" on the e-Sword program directory (typically C:\Program Files (x86)\e-Sword\) *AND* the files within it to allow the "Everyone" account Full Control. Then you can open the downloading folder, and select the file, to instruct the PC to run and to install the downloaded file."
HOW TO FIX THE SECURITY AUTHORIZATION FOR THE FOLDER CONTENTS
In Windows 10 use the option to Start, click on the icon to browse which looks like a hand-help magnifying glass. Select "File Explorer". Browse to the following folder heading: This PC, Windows (C:)\Program Files (x86)\e-Sword
Move the pointer over the e-Sword folder, and Left-click, to identify your interest field, so that the PC knows that you are at the option to select the folder. To view options, now right-click or tap the Menu key on the keyboard. To select "Properties", move the pointer over the Properties option, and left-click. You now have access to options for the contents of the folder of "e-Sword Properties". We want to change the security. Move pointer to the "Security" tab and left-click. You will see the Object name, for example: "C:\Program Files (x86)\e-Sword".
We want to change the authorisations in the Group or user names. Use the slider to view the names. Look for the name "Everyone". Read all the instruction which appears on the screen, reading from top to bottom, and from left to right. Notice that the instruction informs us, "To change permissions, click Edit." Notice the Edit button. Move the pointer over the button titled "Edit" and left-click while the pointer is hovering over the "Edit" button. The "Permissions for e-Sword" folder will be displayed. The Object name = "C:\Program Files (x86)\e-Sword". In "Group or User names", left-click on "Everyone". If the name "Everyone" is not listed, then select the "Add" button and enter the name Everyone, and then tap the option "Check Names" to check that your spelling is correct and is accepted. Now, to Change Permissions for "Everyone" to "Full Control", left-click on "Everyone", in the "Group or user names" window, so that the name is highlighted; then in the window titled "Permissions for Everyone", under the "Allow" column heading, left-click on the option which will grant "Full control"; all the available options will be selected, and the relevant boxed selected will be filled with the tick option. Left-click on the "Apply" button. The instruction will ripple to all child files. Left-click on the button "OK" to exit this Permissions option window.
CHECK WHERE THE FILES HAVE BEEN LOADED
Select tab "Options"; "Resource Settings" to see lists for Bibles; Commentaries; Dictionaries; Devotions; Graphics; or Reference Books. Notice that two windows are shown.
(1) The "Resources Location" window indicates destination disk-drive, full path, and directory-folder for Bibles; Commentaries; Dictionaries; Devotions; Graphics files; and Reference Books.
(2) The "User Files Location" window indicates destination disk-drive, full path, and directory-folder for personal bookmarks.lstx; journal.jnlx; study.notx; and topic.topx. Use the "Tools" option, and Editor window options.
Filetype refx and topx located in the "Resource Location" folder, are viewed with Reference Library window options.
Filetype topx files copied to the "User Files Location", can be accessed with the Editor and Tools options.
The "Tools" option gives access to the Bible Reading; Daily Devotions; Prayer Requests; Scripture Memory, Graphics Viewer; Reference Library; SermonAudio.com; and STEP Reader.
E-SWORD USER'S GUIDE
The latest edition of the e-sword_guide.pdf is included in the files provided when you download the latest version of e-Sword from https://e-sword.net
as provided by Rick Meyers. When running e-Sword use function key "F1" to view the e-Sword User's Guide on-screen. You can also view this file, which is in PDF format, with adobe acrobat viewer. Adobe provides continuous release of updates.
Refer to page 2, 20, 41. The Reference Library is now the central location to view your downloaded Topic files and a new file type called “Reference Books” (filenames ending with .refx). In previous versions of e-Sword, the Topic Notes window displayed downloaded, third party Topic Notes. Now, this material is viewed through the Reference Library instead of the Topics Editor.
TOPX files which are copied to your personal "User Files Location", such as in C:\Users\user\documents\e-Sword folder, can still be viewed and edited using the Editor window options.
REFX File Format
e-Sword version 10 allows the Reference Library to convert a Topics Note file to Reference Book format (.refx). This file is compressed and prevents others from modifying your data. When you convert your Topic Note files into Reference Book format, they will be moved to the relevant folder. See page 2 for a comparison between .refx and .topx formats.
Rick Meyers has made an option to convert a topic.topx file to the reference.refx format. The e-Sword User's Guide was last updated by BibleSupport.com Revision 8/1/2014, as at 2014/08/01, for e-Sword version 10.4. The link at Bible Support is missing in the TUTORIALS option, in Bible Support, for the latest entry.
Request more details by accessing BIBLE SUPPORT, Login with your username or email address, which you used to register at Bible Support, and use the option to send email directly to Josh Bond, who is the author of the e-Sword User's Guide.
DEFAULT FOLDERS FOR e-SWORD FILES
See e-Sword tab "Options", "Resource Options", for six listings, for Bibles, Commentaries, Dictionaries, Devotions, Graphics, Reference Books. These are two directory-folders used, (1) Resources Location, and (2) User Files Location.
If you want to change the details, to be able to access files from a different drive, and path, and folder, this is where to change the details. Then close e-Sword. Then re-run e-Sword, which will then access the contents in the listed disk-drive and path and folder.
Use FILE EXPLORER and check that the files are actually located in these folders.
AUTHORIZATION TO DOWNLOAD FILES
If files downloaded from https:\\e-sword.net do not have authorization to load into the C:\Program Files (x86)\e-Sword folder, then the downloaded file may occur in the following folder. C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\e-Sword folder. To see an index of files in this folder with the internet browser, use the option "file:///C:/users/user/AppData/Local/VirtualStore/Program%20Files%20(x86)/e-Sword/" without the double quotes before and after the link.
STARTER FILES LOADED IN E-SWORD RESOURCES LOCATION
When e-Sword first started it created basic files in the "Resources Location" in the C:\Program Files (x86)\e-Sword\ folder. These were for the following files: e-Sword.exe (Application), License.pdf (Adobe Acrobat Document), e-sword_guide.pdf (e-Sword User's Guide. The current version is Revision 8/1/2014, which applies to e-Sword version 10.4 This e-Sword User's Guide was produced by BibleSupport.com written and authorised by Josh Bond in Adobe Acrobat Document format). Also for meyer.cmtx (Commentary file), tsk.cmtx (Treasury of Sacred Knowledge Commentary file with useful list of cross references for verses in all chapters of the Bible), smith.dctx (Dictionary file), spurgeon.devx (Devotional file), crockett.harx (Harmony file), robertson.harx (Harmony file), localize.lanx (sqlite format 3 table), strong.lexx (Strong's Dictionary file), and headings.en (sqlite format 3 table), headings.es (sqlite format 3 table), headings.pt (sqlite format 3 table), custom.dic (Videosoft VSSpell Dictionary File a text file), vssp_ae.dic (Videosoft VSSpell Compressed Dictionary text File), vsth_ae.the (Videosoft Thesaurus text File), e-Sword.tip (a text file).
STARTER USER FILES LOADED FOR USER FILES
When e-Sword first started, it created a few files in the "User Files Location" to store your user data. Bookmarks.lstx journal.jnlx (Journal Notes), study.notx (Study Notes), topic.notx (Topic Notes), and markup.ovlx (highlighting and marking).
WHERE TO GET THE LATEST e-SWORD file?
Hint: When you want to copy the files, from your previous PC, in the relevant User Files Location, to the new PC into its User Files Location folder, you want to know where this folder is. These files are located in your e-Sword *user* directory (typically C:\Users\user\My Documents\e-Sword\ folder, in a 32-bit system, or in C:\Users\user\Documents\e-Sword\ folder in Windows 10 64-bit operating system.
LOCATING FILES ON ANOTHER DRIVE AND PATH
When you will want to load e-Sword into another disk drive, with user-selected folder names, run e-Sword, and change the DEFAULT FOLDER FOR e-Sword FILES. Enter the drive, and path to your folders. Then, when you use e-Sword to download files from the built-in e-Sword Module Download option, inside e-Sword, this is the target folder to which the files should be loaded in future.
HOW TO COPY FILES
Copy the files on your previous PC to a USB memory module, or external drive. Then from that, copy them directly into the new PC in the relevant folder. Check that the actual file address of the folder is where you want it to be.
HOW CAN I MOVE MY E-SWORD TO A NEW COMPUTER?
When you "copy" files to a folder, the PC will first make a temporary list of the files, and when that is completed, will ask if you are happy for the copy process to continue. You must give the PC time to do BOTH processes. Check and confirm that there is sufficient memory space in the temporary folder, to contain both the temporary file list, and also the final contents of the files. Thus you may need typically twice the capacity of the file sizes. If your temporary flash Drive is too small, purchase a new flash drive with more storage capacity. Please remember to tell the PC to close the USB drive, and tell you when you can pull it out of a PC. The drive light will go off when the USB SanDrive is no longer working.
FILES IN USER DOCUMENTS FOLDER DIRECTORY - VIEW AND EDITING OPTIONS
If you put your filename.topx files in your e-Sword "user files location" directory, then you can use the built-in Editors: Journal Notes; Study Notes; and Topix Notes, to edit the files. If, on the other hand, you have the filename.topx files in the C:\Program Files (x86)\e-Sword\ folder, then you will be able to read those files through the Reference Library Book window, with the other filename.refx files.
Refer to e-Sword user-guide, page 2, accessible with function key F1.
FILES IN e-SWORD RESOURCES LOCATION FOLDER DIRECTORY - LOCATION OF FOLDER
Copy the various files which were in your previous Resources Location. Do not overwrite the new files downloaded by e-Sword, in C:\Program Files 9x86)\e-Sword folder. Numerous updated files in Bible Support, version 9, 10, 11, and 12, will all be able to work when you re-download them in the latest version of e-Sword from https://e-sword.net/downloads.html.
For help with any previous file formats, please contact Bible Support, identify your PC make and the operating system version, and the version of e-Sword which you are using on your device. Also specify which specific file you have problem to view crom your device.
FOR DOWNLOAD OF FILES LISTED IN e-SWORD IN THE DOWNLOAD OPTIONS
It is necessary for the PC to have internet access, for this option to work.
THE E-SWORD MODULE INSTALLER
The e-Sword Module Installer application from BIBLESUPPORT.com is used to quickly copy a file with an e-Sword type filename extension, from the directory in your PC where the file has been downloaded, into the relevant e-Sword folder. If it does not copy a file into your User Files Location, then select that file, use the "Copy" option [use the MENU key or right click] and move the pointer to the new folder, and "paste" to the destination folder [again use the Menu key or right-click]. Check that the file was loaded into the folder.
BIBLE SUPPORT INFORMATION ABOUT THE e-SWORD FILES AND USE OF THE E-SWORD MODULE INSTALLER
There is information on the BIBLE SUPPORT website in the following folder options about the e-Sword Module Installer:
Edited by Olaf Bacon, 25 January 2021 - 06:17 AM.