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CD Library 4.0 for CD Library DC-101 / CD Library II DC-300

CD Library software download:CD Library 3.5

If you would like to run 3.5 in Vista,
Please see ˇ§CD Library 3.5 softwareˇ¨ section
On the left side.


CD Library software download:CD Library 4.0

(Always uninstall previous version and install new one)
Please MUST walk through all 4.0 information you can find
in the web site before you use it. If you really donˇ¦t have time,

Read ˇ§CD Library 4.0 Softwareˇ¨ page AT LEAST.


CD Library 3.5 and 4.0 are individual software, you can install and open 3.5 and 4.0
in the same computer, both of them are able to control DC-300 machine.
But 4.0 can import 3.5 database,
Letˇ¦s say you have already have 3.5 and 4.0 in your computer.
3.5 is installed in C:\Program Files\CD Library (you can find 8 folders and 2 files here)
4.0 is installed in C:\Program Files\CDLIB (You can find CDLIB.MDB here)


The CD Library! Freeware (Able to control DC-101 and DC-300)
by JCITS Systems, LLC
Important!! Database is not compatible with 3.5 and 4.0

Please be noticed:

DC-101 and DC-300 are standard USB devices,
You do NOT need to install any drivers.
Once CD Library hardware is connected to a computer,
Device Manager automatically shows
ˇ§USB Human Interface Deviceˇ¨ and ˇ§HID-complaint deviceˇ¨




If you are getting this warning window,
CD Library 4.0 is not able to find any machine,
You might need to check Device Manager,
And see if there is any yellow or red mark on it.




Suggestion:

1. Try to plug the USB cable into other USB sockets in the computer and see if you can find them both in Device Manager. You might want to try other computer and see if you can find them as well.
2. Try to add an external USB HUB between computer and CD Library then find ˇ§Human Interface Deviceˇ¨ and ˇ§HID-complaint deviceˇ¨ (Don't buy it first, just borrow a HUB to try.) Computer -> External USB HUB -> CD Library (ˇ§->ˇ¨ means connect.)
3. Also if you are using longer USB cable, computer might not be able to see the machine as well. Please check it.

Concept ˇV What is CD Library


CD Library is an electrical equipment for people who have lots of CDs, normally you might want to use CD cases,or CD wallets, you surely can store hundreds of CDs in it, but you canˇ¦t get a CD in just one second. You have to flip pages and pages to find the CD, even if you need to find a specific file in a CD, you need to insert every CD into your drive, and just looking for a single file. It may be MP3, JPG, or MOV, anyway, itˇ¦s really hard to find a CD you wish to have. With CD Library software and hardware, you do find a CD in just one second, BUT, you need to build a database first.



As you can see on the first page, CD Library DC-101 and CD Library II DC-300 are the hardware. A USB cable connects between CD Library hardware and PC computer. Software is included in the product package.


CD Library 3.5 Software


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CD Library 3.5 supports Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP Pro & Home edition,
However, due to old software technology, CD Library 3.5 does not support
Windows XP x64 edition, and Windows Vista (32bit and 64bit), so we have
Developed CD Library 4.0 to support them.

Current CD Library 3.5 might not be able to support Vista 32bit.
And it gives you the error message: "your data base may be occupied. Restore previous save"



However, there is a solution for this situation:
Please try the following:
If your Vista is 32bit,
Right click on CD Library 3.5 icon on the desktop, and select ˇ§Propertiesˇ¨,
Choose following 2 items in ˇ§Compatibilityˇ¨ tab and CD Library 3.5 is able to run in Vista 32bit.



Regarding to backup database for CD Library 3.5:

There are database folders and files build in C:\Program Files\CD Library
These are database folders.
8 folders: dbf, dbfbak, CdInfo, CdInfbak, Remark, Remakbak, Preview, DBFEmpty 2 files: dbid.txt, Cdtype.txt

PS. If you uninstall CD Library 3.5, above database folders and files will be left in the directory.

You can copy them to other drives or directories for backup, once you need to format
HD, OR you need to use the same database in other computers, you just install CD Library
software first, and then copy 8 folders and 2 files to the same directory
(C:\Program Files\CD Library), open software, and you no need to re-type again.
If you uninstall software, and then delete CD Library folder, old database will be gone,
and then you install software again, open it, you will see no database there,
You then can copy 8 folders and 2 files back, old database will appear again.
You also are able to move the database from old computer to new computer.


CD Library 4.0 Software


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CD Library 4.0 is not only supports Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP Pro & Home edition,
But also Windows XP x64 edition, and Windows Vista (32bit and 64bit)
Important!
Windows Vista is a much higher safe security operating system,
Vista does not allow CD Library 4.0 to backup database to root ˇ§C:\ˇ¨ or others in ˇ§C:\Windowsˇ¨
Except for ˇ§C:\Program Files\CDLIBˇ¨
(unless you use administrator right, you can backup database to anywhere.)
So it is strongly recommend that your backup destination to ˇ§D driveˇ¨
Or ˇ§C:\Program Files\CDLIB\Backupˇ¨


How to run CD Library 4.0 as Administrator right?

Right click CD Library 4.0 icon on the desktop, and select ˇ§Propertiesˇ¨.
In ˇ§Compatibilityˇ¨ tab, choose ˇ§Run this program as an administratorˇ¨



Important: We have canceled the following feature in later version,
because you might not be able to shut off your computer because of it.

When you minimize 4.0, the software will stay in system tray:



Regarding to backup database for CD Library 4.0:
The database of CD Library 4.0 uses Microsoft Access format which is *.MDB,
You also are able to open database file ˇ§CDLIB.MDBˇ¨ with Access, of course.

CD Library 4.0 is installed in C:\Program Files\CDLIB
While you are installing, default destination is in C:\Program Files\CDLIB
but you still need to make sure installation wizard gives you correct destination.

Please be noted that CDLIB.MDB file is really important to you. Please backup once a while.


Backup Database in 4.0

The database of CD Library 4.0 uses Microsoft Access format which is *.MDB,
You also are able to open database file ˇ§CDLIB.MDBˇ¨ with Access, of course.

CD Library 4.0 is installed in C:\Program Files\CDLIB
While you are installing, default destination is in C:\Program Files\CDLIB
but you still need to make sure installation wizard gives you correct destination.

Please be noticed that CDLIB.MDB file is really important to you. Please backup once a while.

Backup destination to D drive is strongly recommended.

Important!
Windows Vista is a much higher safe security operating system,
Vista does not allow CD Library 4.0 to backup database to root ˇ§C:\ˇ¨ or others in ˇ§C:\Windowsˇ¨
Except for ˇ§C:\Program Files\CDLIBˇ¨
(unless you use administrator right, you can backup database to anywhere.)

So it is strongly recommend that your backup destination to ˇ§D driveˇ¨
Or ˇ§C:\Program Files\CDLIB\Backupˇ¨



Import database *.DB (3.5 format)

For Vista 64bit and XP 64bit users:

Since CD Library 3.5 does not support 64bit OS, the 3.5 format database cannot run in it as well. So importing Database .DB is not possible, and we disabled this feature as well. You CANNOT find ˇ§Import .DBˇ¨ in 64bit.

Please find a 32bit computer to import .DB, and then backup to .MDB. Or you can have 8 folders and 2 files ready and ask Technical Support to transfer it to .MDB for you.


For all 32bit users:
CD Library 3.5 and 4.0 are different software,
You can open 3.5 and 4.0 in the same computer, both of them are able to control DC-300 machine.

But 4.0 can import 3.5 database,
Letˇ¦s say you have 3.5 and 4.0 installed in your computer.

So,
3.5 is installed in C:\Program Files\CD Library (you can find 8 folders and 2 files here)
4.0 is installed in C:\Program Files\CDLIB
Then you can open 4.0 and then go to File-> Restore Database -> Import *.DB
A small window comes up, you need to find cdlib.db in dbf folder in C:\Program Files\CD Library\dbf

4.0 will grab 8 folders and 2 files database and then make it to CDLIB.MDB in C:\Program Files\CDLIB

How to import database .DB?
Before you are able to import database *.DB, you need to have
8 folders and 2 files ready in your computer. Single file CDLIB.DB is
not enough to do so.



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In the CD Library 4.0, go to File -> Restore Database -> Import *.DB


A small window comes up, you need to find CDLIB.DB file in DB folder,
Once again, single CDLIB.DB is not enough to do restore database,
So please have 8 folders and 2 files ready.



After that, backup database to CDLIB.MDB is recommended.


Import database *.MDB

Before you are able to import database *.MDB, you need to have
CDLIB.MDB ready in your computer.

PS. If you have ever used CD Library 4.0, CDLIB.MDB will be created in
C:\Program Files\CDLIB, backup destination to D drive is strongly recommended.



In the CD Library 4.0, go to File -> Restore Database -> Import *.MDB



A small window comes up, please find the folder that contains CDLIB.MDB
Maybe you have a better place to save the file, so please go and find it.
(EX. D:\CDLIB.MDB)




Differences between .DB and .MDB

Letˇ¦s say, I have XP computer and 3.5 is installed, also Iˇ¦ve entered much data in it, so I can find 8 folders and 2 files in
C:\Program Files\CD Library, then I know that there is a new version of software 4.0, and I wish to use 4.0 with my old database
from 3.5, I donˇ¦t want to type CD information again,

I install 4.0 and when I open 4.0, there is nothing in it, and I go to File -> Restore Database -> Import .DB (small window comes up)
Then in the small window, I go to C:\Program Files\CD Library\DBF, and I can find cdlib.db, press OK, old database is imported in 4.0

Now, I can backup current database to CDLIB.MDB (new format database for 4.0), so I go to File -> Backup Database (small window comes up)
I choose the root of D drive D:\

Then a file called ˇ§CDLIB.MDBˇ¨ is generated in D:\

This CDLIB.MDB has exactly same data like 8 folders and 2 files, so I can throw (delete) my 8 folders and 2 files away, I donˇ¦t want to use it,
And I donˇ¦t need to use it any more.

Then I keep adding more data in 4.0, and I still can use ˇ§backup databaseˇ¨ anytime (File -> Backup Database) and then select D:\
The new CDLIB.MDB is generated again, this time the CDLIB.MDB is new database.

One day, I buy a new Vista computer, I want to move my database to the new computer,
So I copy D:\CDLIB.MDB from my old XP computer to new Vista computer (same in D:\CDLIB.MDB), and then I start to install CD Library 4.0 in the new Vista,

I open CD Library 4.0 in new Vista computer, there is no data, of course.

Then I choose File -> Restore Database -> Import .MDB
A small window comes up, so I go to D:\ to find CDLIB.MDB, click OK, then I can see my previous database again in new Vista computer and use it.
Then you can still add more data and then backup database to D:\CDLIB.MDB



















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