V9 trial version has my 8.5 file hostage

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Re: V9 trial version has my 8.5 file hostage

Postby dealguy11 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:20 pm

It's been a long time since I used the trial version, but I seem to remember that if you save a file in it, the file can only be opened in the trial version, and can't be opened even if you purchase the full version. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong. If that's true, you may have to send it off to Vectric Support to get it converted back into something that will open.
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Re: V9 trial version has my 8.5 file hostage

Postby 4DThinker » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:36 pm

You can open and use a saved file from the trial version in the licenced version if installed on the same PC.
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Re: V9 trial version has my 8.5 file hostage

Postby TReischl » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:43 pm

It is always a good policy to never work on a file with something new unless you are working on a copy.

Heck, it only took me about 10 years to learn that, and I wrote software for a living! 8)
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Re: V9 trial version has my 8.5 file hostage

Postby dealguy11 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:57 pm

4dThinker - thanks for that clarification. TReischl - I developed software, too, and I apparently still haven't learned that lesson! Seems like every time I get a beta of something I have to learn it again....but those new features are so tempting!
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Re: V9 trial version has my 8.5 file hostage

Postby Desert_Woodworker » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:12 pm

Here is what I believe is/was the mistake. In 2014, I used and made files in V8 trial version, purchased it and it was all there. My mistake, was using a V8 file to practice with V9 but I should not have saved it in trial version9. I will be upgrading soon so I will get it back. From the pop up, it seems that you can use older files on newer software but not the other way around. Could be a security precaution.
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Re: V9 trial version has my 8.5 file hostage

Postby 4DThinker » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:57 pm

I opened 8.5 files with the V9 trial before I bought it, but since I've been using VCarve since version 4 I habitually save-as my trial file and add V9 to the file name. That left my 8.5 file alone in case I had decided not to upgrade.
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Re: V9 trial version has my 8.5 file hostage

Postby Leo » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:16 pm

Everybody makes mistakes.

Writing stuff into forums will often be misconstrued and misunderstood.

Heck, even professional and highly skilled writers with write stuff that is misconstrued.

For that matter - even what I am writing now could be interpreted in a wrong way.

Sooo - there was a bunch of misunderstanings typed in here. I call that - er - human nature, but, yes, we are all friends.

Come on over to my place on August 12 and have a burger and a soft drink and watch the kids play in the pool and the guys can go play in the shop. Coffee is on me.

Either way - Vectric support can help us.
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Re: V9 trial version has my 8.5 file hostage

Postby Desert_Woodworker » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:41 pm

Leo- I would be there if I could. Make sure to post details- I would read or watch
Here is an aside for my "friends" here- What if I posted a "Go Fund Me Page" so that I can generate $400 to get back my captive file?
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Re: V9 trial version has my 8.5 file hostage

Postby martin54 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:08 am

Desert_Woodworker wrote:Here is what I believe is/was the mistake. In 2014, I used and made files in V8 trial version, purchased it and it was all there. My mistake, was using a V8 file to practice with V9 but I should not have saved it in trial version9. I will be upgrading soon so I will get it back. From the pop up, it seems that you can use older files on newer software but not the other way around. Could be a security precaution.
Thank you for your help.


It's not a security precaution & also doesn't apply to just vectric software. When new versions are released they contain new features & changes that simply aren't in the older version of the software :lol:

Good to hear it's all sorted now though :lol: :lol:
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Re: V9 trial version has my 8.5 file hostage

Postby Desert_Woodworker » Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:49 am

Thank you Martin- I get a kick when you post those smiley faces, only you can do it correctly - Why did my post only get 3 Smileys? Safe to say I've paid the "kings" ransom and my file has come home unmolested...... :D
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Re: V9 trial version has my 8.5 file hostage

Postby martin54 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:31 am

Desert_Woodworker wrote:Thank you Martin- I get a kick when you post those smiley faces, only you can do it correctly - Why did my post only get 3 Smileys? Safe to say I've paid the "kings" ransom and my file has come home unmolested...... :D
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Just remember to keep your file somewhere safe, you will need it again when the trial version of V10 is released :lol: :lol: :lol:

Problem with the internet is that it's just words on a screen, there is no tone & no body language. People can often interpret what was written the wrong way so I tend to stick smiley faces everywhere in the hope that people don't take what I post the wrong way. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: V9 trial version has my 8.5 file hostage

Postby Leo » Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:05 pm

Martin,

I take offense at the number of smilys that you post





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Re: V9 trial version has my 8.5 file hostage

Postby martin54 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:31 am

I am always being told I have a grumpy face, think when I was made they put my head on upside down. Just trying to make up for the lack of a smiley face in real like lol

No smileys on this post just for you Leo








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