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#1 Lillian1961

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Posted 23 January 2021 - 09:44 AM

Hello, I am running E-Sword 12.2 on Windows 10, 64 bit. I had to purchase a new laptop after my Windows 7 laptop died. So, I downloaded and installed E-Sword 12.2. On my last laptop, I had downloaded all sorts of commentaries and other good stuff, but I find I cannot download modules now. I tried all the suggestions on the E-Sword website FAQ, except for the proxy settings, as I do not know how to use them.

 

I sent an EMail to the E-Sword website asking for help. No response. I tried the Facebook group, nobody able to help. But I discovered I am not the only one with this problem. SO, PLEASE somebody help me to fix the E-Sword module download feature!

 

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Posted 23 January 2021 - 10:56 AM

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. 
 
AFTER DOWNLOAD
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. 
 
SOURCE OF e-SWORD from the Internet, directly from Rick Meyers, at https://e-sword.net/
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: 
Load e-Sword using the internet, directly from Rick Meyers, https://e-sword.net/downloads.html
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 [remote site].
 
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
Run e-Sword. 
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.


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Posted 23 January 2021 - 02:15 PM

When I go into E-Sword, I click on Download - Commentaries. I select a file and click on the blue text. It goes into the lower pane f the download window, but it never begins a download. The progress bar at the bottom never moves, never even starts.Absolutely nothing happens at this point.



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Posted 23 January 2021 - 02:29 PM

When I go into E-Sword, I click on Download - Commentaries. I select a file and click on the blue text. It goes into the lower pane f the download window, but it never begins a download. The progress bar at the bottom never moves, never even starts.Absolutely nothing happens at this point.

After you select the commentary you want to download and it is in the lower pane, go to the menu at the top of the download window and click Download, this will open a small menu where you will see the options start and stop click start to start the download process



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Posted 23 January 2021 - 04:50 PM

After you select the commentary you want to download and it is in the lower pane, go to the menu at the top of the download window and click Download, this will open a small menu where you will see the options start and stop click start to start the download process

When I do that, Start is grayed out. Only Stop is available, but no downloading is happening. Nothing is happening



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Posted 24 January 2021 - 01:10 AM

Lillian1961, to DOWNLOAD an entry, just play around a bit. Rick Meyers has changed the e-Sword with version 12.2.0 so that you select the option "Download", then one of the six options, Bibles, Commentaries, Dictionaries, Devotions, Graphics, Reference books, then while the PC is linked to the internet, left-click one of these options. Select the language, and an item, which is not yet installed. Now, READ THE SCREEN, from left to right, and from top to bottom. ALWAYS READ THE SCREEN IN THAT ORDER. Right at the top of the e-Sword  pop-up page you will see two additional tags, "File", which gives the option to "Exit"; and the "Download" tab, which has the three options: "Start", "Stop", "Clear Download List". Previously, in earlier versions of e-Sword, you could select a number of items, and have them all listed in the list to be downloaded. Now, this option has been changed. This is because you need to give permission to your PC to actually continue to download, one by one, each specific item which you have selected. This is because of increased security added by Microsoft since October 2020 and up to March 2021, with the Microsoft operating system 20H2 updates. So Rick Meyers decided to begin the download of each file, when you have selected it. 
 
PROCEDURE: (1) Select an item, on which the information is in a different color to just Black Text. Click on that item, in the colored column. For example I see that for Bibles, English, "Webster Common Version" has a blue Title, and the Date is in Red.
(2) While in e-Sword tap the "F1" function key. The e-Sword User's Guide will appear. (You could instruct your PC to always read PDF files with Adobe Reader - if so, you need to download Adobe from www.adobe.com). Use [Ctrl]+[F] to Search in the e-Sword User's Guide for the word "download". This occurs on page 1,20,21,37,40,42. Please Read all these pages, where the word "download" occurs. Then start reading page 42 concentrating on each statement. Continue to read, and notice the points in RED on page 43. Read details on page 44. Also "download" is found on pages 172,188,210,214,219,222.
(3) Previously, after selecting an item, we needed to go to the "Download" tag, and press "Start". Now, you will notice the selected item has a green dot next to it. Move your pointer to the file in the download list, and tap that item. The green blob will change to a downwards pointing arrow, IF YOUR INTERNET ACCESS IS STILL CORRECT.  indicating the item is downloading. If nothing happens, reactivate your access to the internet, which may have timed-out. Go back to the "Download" option, and select "Stop". Are you still linked to the internet? Yes? Then return to the Download screen, and in the "Download" option, now click "Start" which is now NOT greyed out. Watch the progress, on the screen in the bottom little row in that "e-Sword Module Downloader" window. Your PC MUST be linked to the internet. Remember, internet access can time-out. Please wait for current download(s) to complete, before you try to add another entry. 
(4) when download has completed, then close this specific window in e-Sword, AND READ THE POP-UP COMMENT "Restart e-Sword to see the new additions", and then continue to read the whole instruction, and tap the "OK" button to close that open screen. Exit e-Sword. Re-open e-Sword, and again look for the details in the "Download" option. If all columns of that item are now BLACK, not BLUE or RED, then the PC found the latest entry. 
(5) The latest download will be in the folder which is entered in the tab "Options", "Resource Settings", in the two windows at the bottom of the screen "Resource Options". That is where you will find the new downloaded entries, in the "Resources Location"; and the "User Files Location". That works if your PC allows e-sword.net to access those folders.

Edited by Olaf Bacon, 14 February 2021 - 02:42 AM.


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Posted 24 January 2021 - 02:27 AM

Do you have third party security on your PC? Check the software documentation to learn how to temporarily turn it off. Then try to access e-Sword.net again for downloads. If this works, then investigate your security application documentation to authorise e-Sword to be allowed to access the network through the firewall. Remember, to turn the security app back on. WARNING: If you disable your antivirus software, don't open any email attachments or click any links in messages from people you don't know.
Please report back on your experience, if this applies, or when you discover a solution..


Edited by Olaf Bacon, 24 January 2021 - 02:48 AM.


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Posted 24 January 2021 - 06:08 AM

Lillian1961, another option to try - see if your browser needs to be updated. You have not told us which version of the PC UPDATE you last installed, or which Version of the BROWSER Update you are using. Or whether you are using some third party virus checking or firewall, and when last you updated that. 



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Posted 26 January 2021 - 05:11 AM

Lillian1961, another option to try - see if your browser needs to be updated. You have not told us which version of the PC UPDATE you last installed, or which Version of the BROWSER Update you are using. Or whether you are using some third party virus checking or firewall, and when last you updated that. 

The browser I am using is Cocoon (a variant of Chrome that pays me a few pennies for surfing the Web). It is version 71.0.3578.80 (Official Build) (64-bit). But I am not running E-Sword online but rather offline.

My antivirus is part of the IoBit suite - version 14, the free version. I update this database whenever they have an update available.

And  here is my operating system information:

OS Name        Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
OS Version     10.0.18363

Edited by Lillian1961, 26 January 2021 - 05:21 AM.


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Posted 27 January 2021 - 04:48 AM

Lillian1961 
TRYCOCOON.COM designed Cocoon to protect your computer and your privacy when you are browsing the Internet. The company tries to shield your computer from the bad guys, and to protect your identity from prying eyes. However, that, and IOBit suite, probably are the culprits, which do not allow downloads from either https://e-sword.net or from BibleSupport.com to access your computer. They probably do not allowed Microsoft access to update your PC for the necessary daily security updates either.
Suggestion: disable Cocoon and also IOBit suite. Then connect to the internet, and use the option, Start, Settings, Update, and allow the Windows updates to occur. Repeat this at least three times in succession, after all previous updates have installed. Be prepared to have to "baby" your PC for many hours - there are extensive updates for the 20H2 update of Windows 10 Pro, which is applicable between October 2020 and March 2021. If your version of e-Sword is 12.2.0, try to download new entries using the e-Sword Download options. Also try to download an entry from Bible Support, including e-Sword Module Installer (and after download, run this to install it and to link the file types to the module installer). If these then work, then consult the documentation of Cocoon and IObit, to enable access through the firewall to https://e-sword.net and to http://biblesupport.com if you want to re-install those security options. Alternatively allow Microsoft to take over security operations. 
Sincerely, Olaf Bacon.





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