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Posted 14 October 2021 - 11:25 AM

Revised instructions for e-Sword Module Installer
Because of faulty information in the existing e-Sword Module Installer download instructions, these are proposed. Please evaluate and revise where necessary. Then please arrange with Josh Bond or with another administrator to REPLACE the old file e-Sword Module Installer paragraphs with the new information. Thank you. I tried to send this in email to Josh Bond, but he is too busy with work and personal family details to have time available to view emails, and to spend a day to reconfigure BibleSupport.com files. He needs assistance from other Administrators to do that work.

Existing: Description version 0.6

The e-Sword Module Installer automatically installs your e-Sword modules! It copies your e-Sword module to your e-Sword Resources Location or User Files Location on your Windows PC. This works for e-Sword 9, 10, and 11. Step 1: Download and install the Module Installer. (During or after the download, click "Open" or "Run" to install the Module Installer). Step 2: You can install modules from Windows Explorer, Internet Explorer, or Firefox.

[a] this does NOT work "automatically", because the module installer is not always loaded into the computer memory.
[b] It only works after having been run; and thereafter is called up only when a user clicks on an e-Sword type module with e-Sword-type filetype extensions after the filename.
[c] The user also needs to know where files are to go, and also what to do if the file goes to the wrong destination.
[d] "Windows Explorer" name changed to "File Explorer", which is a file manager application included with releases of the Microsoft Windows operating system from Windows 95 onwards.
[e] "Internet Explorer" is a discontinued series of graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included in the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, starting in 1995. Microsoft removed Internet Explorer from the Windows 10 PC during 2021, and replaced it with Microsoft Edge, a cross-platform web browser developed by Microsoft. Microsoft released Edge for Windows 10 and Xbox One in 2015, then for Android and iOS in 2017, for macOS in 2019, and as a preview for Linux in October 2020.
[f] Microsoft Edge has now replaced Internet Explorer for Windows 10, and works for Windows 11. Microsoft Edge with Internet Explorer (IE) mode is the only browser with built-in compatibility for legacy web sites and apps.
[g] Firefox works successfully as an internet browser.

e-Sword Module Installer revised instructions
Suggestion: Description
Step A.
Download this e-Sword Module Installer from BibleSupport. Follow the browser screen prompts and instructions; provide all the necessary alternative responses, to authorise your PC to download, and to Keep, and to run, this file with the .exe filetype.
Step B. Find the downloaded file, and run e-Sword Module Installer on your Microsoft PC. Follow instructions of screen prompts, and provide necessary alternative responses, to authorise your PC to run, and to install, this file.

What This will do
This will be installed as "C:\Program Files\e-Sword Module Installer\moduleinstaller.exe" and can run from there, successfully, irrespective of which drive or folder you use to store your e-Sword files.
This will associate e-sword type filetypes (the last four letters after the point in the filename, in lower-case small letters), with the e-Sword Module Installer from BibleSupport.
With e-Sword running, use the Help option "F1" function key to call up the e-Sword User's Guide, in PDF format. In this document you will find further details about how to use e-Sword. Please read pages 1,2,3,20,36-44. The Find option, as usual in PDF files, is obtained with Ctrl+F.
This e-Sword Module Installer from BibleSupport works successfully for all versions of e-Sword from version 9 and later, on systems running Microsoft Operating system. This is not limited only to version 9 and 10, as is incorrectly specified on page 44 of the e-Sword User's Guide revision 8/1/2014 (2014). This Module Installer was designed for e-Sword running on a PC using the Microsoft operating system.
Hereafter, by clicking on an unzipped e-Sword type module, moduleinstaller.exe will help you to copy this module to the relevant e-Sword path and file folders as set up in e-Sword on tab "Options", and "Resource Settings..." where [1] e-Sword files are in the folder shown in "Resources Location" window, and [2] your user files which you can edit with the Editor options, are in the folder shown in the "User Files Location" window. If you changed your destination drive or path or folder, please change these details in these options in your copy of e-Sword as well.

You will have already downloaded the BibleSupport e-Sword Module Installer using your internet browser. After that file has download, successfully, access the downloaded file, and click "open" or "Run" to Install the Module Installer. If Microsoft updates your PC operating system, then re-run the Module Installer to refresh the registry, to ensure that all e-Sword filetype files are still correctly linked in the PC.
Step 1: Download the module from Bible Support. Watch screen prompts, and respond with the necessary options to authorise the PC to Download, to Keep, and to have authorisation to run the downloaded files.
Step 2. After having downloaded a module from BibleSupport.com check where your e-Sword Resource folders are located. Run e-Sword, and check on tab "Options", "Resource Settings..." where [1] e-Sword files are in the folder shown in "Resources Location" window, and [2] e-Sword files which you can edit with the Editor options, are in the folder shown in the "User Files Location" window. If you changed your destination drive or path or folder, change these details in this option in e-Sword as well. Then exit e-Sword using the "X" close option in the top right corner.
Step 3. Left-click with your pointer on the downloaded e-Sword module.
Files with .exe filetype, are self-extracting, and should prompt you as to what they will load, and where. Other files need you to copy them to the e-Sword folders, as detailed in step 2. Thereafter you read the files using e-Sword, by closing, and re-running e-Sword.
If this was a zipped file, you will need an unzip application to unzip the file. 7-zip Copyright © 1999-2021 by Igor Pavlov, from www.7-zip.org with Support from www.7-zip.org/support.html is free, and useful, not only as a file archiver with a high compression ration, but also to view the content of zip files. Click the file, to be processed by e-Sword Module Installer, or move a copy of the file to the relevant folder using 7-zip.
Step 4. As prompted by the installation application, move the downloaded files to the relevant folder, changing the drive and path to the required destination as found in step 2.
Step 5. If the self-extracting module installed contents to the wrong drive, use file explorer to find the module(s), and copy and move the file(s) to the required drive and path and folder. You can do so manually, or use e-Sword Module Installer, and just click on each file in turn to get a copy made and copied to the correct drive and path and folder.
Step 6. Check that the file was placed in the correct e-Sword file folder, and that the filetype extensions (the four letters after the point in the filename), are not in capital letters. If there are errors in the spelling of the filename, just change these. Run e-Sword, and check that the file is where you expect to find it, listed on e-Sword tab "Options", "Resource Settings..." on the relevant lists of files of differenty types.
If the filetype is .topx or .refx you can view it from the Reference Library Window. If the filetype is .topx then you can edit it with the TOPIC EDITOR, when you move a copy to the "User Files Location" folder.

When a module does not work, write down the name of the file, as you downloaded the file, and record what you did. Did you change the filename? Also, what was the name of the URL of the option on Bible Support from where you dowloaded the file? Write down the steps you took to install it. Did the file get copied into the folder mentioned above as [1] "Resources Location" folder? or into [2] the "User Files Location" folder? Are these folders the same URL address as when you open e-Sword and look in the tab "Options" > "Resource Settings..." and file-type options? What file did NOT appear in those locations, which you expected to find there?
If you renamed the downloaded file, repeat your steps. Reproduce your error, keeping track of each step, step by step, of what you did, or did not do, to be able to get the file to be authorised to download, to be kept, and to be run, on your PC. Also list what third-party file security program you have, which may have prevented some file, unknown in its database, to be saved, or to run on your PC. Try turning off your third-party security, while you process the downloaded file. Once successfully loaded, and working, you can re-turn on your third-party file security application.
Check what files were saved into the Virtual Store. This is at "C:\Users\your name\AppData\Local\Virtual Store\Program Files (x86)\e-Sword" If the file is there, and you have run e-Sword Module Installer from BibleSuport.com, then click on that file in the Virtual Store folder, to copy it to the relevant folder where you expect the file to be located.
The programmer may have spelled the filename incorrectly. The filetype [the four letters after the point in the filename] may have been in CAPITAL letters, instead of lower-case small letters. Neither the e-Sword application, nor the Module Installer, likes filenames with the filetype in CAPITAL letters. If that happened, just rename the letters into small letters, and try re-installing it in the correct destination file again.
Report the problem to BibleSupport.com by making a new blog entry. Mention whether you are using Microsoft, what make of PC, and which operating system update your PC has been most recently updated with. Mention which security application, to which version, you have running. Which specific file did you try to download? Which browser did you use, and where did you find the downloaded file on your PC? What happened? The more details you give, the better someone can use their imagination to think though your progress, step by step, and then try to consider all variables that might be on your PC, to discover exacly where the error occurred. Please be aware that Microsoft has been changing security options on the Windows 10 PC during 2021.
Thank you for your feedback.
Olaf Bacon.

Edited by Olaf Bacon, 14 October 2021 - 11:40 AM.

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