How do I install the database cds/DVDs like ChemIndex or ChemACX?
Unless you have purchased one of our database DVDs as a stand alone product, there is no need to install the data on them. The data on all of our database DVDs can be accessed from the ChemFinder program. After you install the CambridgeSoft Suite you purchased that includes the ChemFinder application, you launch ChemFinder, and browse to the database on the DVD that you want to open.
The ChemACX DVD has an option to install the database (only the data) to your hard drive.
The ChemIndex DVD's data can be copied from the DVD to your hard drive. Simply copy the ChemIndexUltra, ChemRXN, and NCI folders from the top level of the DVD to your hard drive.
If you have a Merch Index cd, you must install it.
If the version number on the database DVD/cd is newer than the version number of ChemFinder you currently have installed, you must install the ChemOffice viewer program on the database DVD/cd as it will install a version of ChemFinder needed to open the database.
If you purchased the database DVD/cd as a stand alone product and have no other CambridgeSoft software that includes ChemFinder, then you must install the ChemOffice viewer on the database DVD/cd as it will install a version of ChemFinder needed to open the database.