Starting with Fox Village Dressage 2008 Update 1.0.7, we are
changing the default file location of Fox Village Dressage from "Program Files\FVD"
to "My Documents\FVD". This has been brought about because of Microsoft's changes in
their last two operating systems (Windows Vista and Windows 7). Please see below for
Background - Program Files and Windows Vista/7
Previous to Update 1.0.7, Fox Village Dressage
was installed in the "FVD" folder under "Program Files" by default.
The full file path looked like this: C:\Program Files\FVD\.
When Microsoft released Windows Vista and later Windows 7, it made
it difficult for us to install to the same location without
turning off UAC, manually installing it for you, etc. For those of
you still using Windows 2000 or Windows XP, this has not been an issue.
Solution - My Documents
After reviewing what would and wouldn't work to get
around this, we finally decided to move the default location of the "FVD"
folder to the user's documents folder. UAC does not bother the installation
if we deploy to that location.
For Windows 2000 and Windows XP users, the full path to that
location is: C:\Documents and Settings\[user_name]\My Documents.
For Windows Vista and Windows 7 users, the full path to that
location is: C:\Users\[user_name]\My Documents. Depending upon how you are
getting to this folder, Windows Vista and Windows 7 may simply refer to this folder as "Documents".
Required - Windows Vista and Window 7
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, you are required
to use the "My Documents" folder to install and user Fox Village Dressage. The
full path to our program files will be: C:\Users\[user_name]\My Documents\FVD.
All the documentation on our website will refer to this location which is
abbreviated as "My Documents\FVD".
An Option - Windows 2000 and Window XP
If you are using Windows 2000 or Windows XP, you have the
option of continuing to user the current location of your "FVD", which is most
likely located at: C:\Program Files\FVD OR moving your "FVD" folder to
"My Documents" which is located at: C:\Documents and Settings\[user_name\My Documents\FVD.
If you choose to leave the files at their current location,
you will need to take that into account when following the instructions on
downloading files to the "FVD" folder.
If you choose to move your files to "My Documents", all you
need to do is move the "FVD" folder and all its content to "My Documents", then
open FVD.mde and Repair all links. If you have an shortcut on your desktop, you
will either need to change the target or simply create a new shortcut to FVD.mde.
Note: If you are having troubles following
the above instructions, paid support is