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By default 010 Editor automatically downloads updates from the online Repository every 3 days. To modify the length of time either click 'Templates > Template Repository' on the main menu and then select the Status tab, or click 'Tools > Options' on the main menu and locate the Repository section. Then enter the number of days between updates in the Check for Updates Every field or to disable updates uncheck the Check for Updates Every toggle. Note that the minimum time between updates is currently 1 day.

To check if updates are being downloaded successfully locate the Status tab of the Repository dialog as shown above and then click the Update Now button. If updates fail please check that your internet connection is working and that a firewall or anti-virus program is not blocking access to the internet for 010 Editor. Updates may also fail if the support/maintenance period of your license has expired (usually 1 year from the date of purchase) and see the Repository Licensing Issues section below for more information.

If updates have been downloaded successfully in the past the last update time is listed in the Updates Last Downloaded field. The Most Recent Record field displays the date of the most recent record downloaded from the repository and the ID is the sequential ID number of the update, starting from 1. The most recent record is also displayed at the top of the History tab.

When updates are successfully downloaded the History tab of the Repository dialog is automatically displayed. To disable this uncheck the Show this dialog when updates are downloaded toggle at the bottom of the History tab. Any recent updates to the repository are also displayed on the Startup Page.


Local Repository

The 010 Editor install package currently includes part of the repository as part of the download. This is called the Local Repository and means that files from the repository can be installed on computers that are not internet connected (although to download updates an internet connection is required). The Local Repository Available to field lists the date and ID of the last record in the Local Repository and any records before that date are available in the Local Repository. Records can be viewed sorted by date on the History tab.


Resetting the Repository

If a problem occurs with the repository then the repository can be reset by clicking the down arrow to the right of the Update Now button and choosing Reset Repository from the menu. Performing a reset returns the repository to the state when 010 Editor was first installed and only those records from the Local Repository will be listed. After resetting, updates can be downloaded again by clicking the Update Now button.


Repository Licensing Issues

When a new license or upgrade license of 010 Editor is purchased the license typically includes free Support, Upgrades and Repository Updates for 1 year from the date of purchase. The date that Support/Upgrades expires is listed in the Free Repository Updates Expire field and the date can also be viewed in the Register Dialog. Note that the repository can be updated after the expiry date is past, but the update will only include those records that were uploaded on or before the expiry date. If 010 Editor is being used as a 30-day trial updates can be downloaded until the end of the 30-day trial. If your Support/Updates period is expired see How to Buy 010 Editor for information on purchasing an upgrade.


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