Download all Program Installers that Include Content
I am backing up all program installers that included content.
For instance, I had the original MDS on CD, so I already have an external copy of that. However, the MDS Express Trial version that was available in the past had different content on it than the original CDs did. Therefore, although you may be tempted to skip this download you should still grab it if you have it in your download manager.
Also, if you purchased MDS when it was called MDS 2+ you will also want to download these installers- they once again include content (that is what the '+' referred to). If you do not know what I am talking about when I say MDS 2 don't fret- they changed the name back to plain MDS (evidently the 2 confused to many people).
Get the most recent program update
Just reinstalling the program from the program file won't be enough. You will need the most recent update. You can grab that HERE. However, note that this site will only be open during May and a couple days into June... so get it now while you can.
If you ever have to reinstall your program you would do it in this order:
- Original MDS (if you have it)
- MDS Express Trial (if you have it)
- MDS 2+ (or the current MDS)
- Last program update
Then you could proceed to install all the content into what should be a completely restored program.
Make sure you also have your program key
Reinstalling your program won't do much good if you don't have your product key. And if you are like me you can't remember where the email with it even is anymore. Never fear. It is stored right in the program itself. Just open up MDS, click MDS->About MDS in the menu, and then click the Support tab. The last line should list your product key. Take a screenshot of this and save it with your program and you should be good to go!
Flutterby again soon!