First time installation
On the downloads page download the calculator.
The downloaded file is a ZIP file with the software. Unzip and run IceCreamCalculatorSetup.exe.
When starting the installation you might get a warning from Microsoft Defender SmartScreen that an unknown application is started. To start it anyway press “more information” and the Run anyway button to start the installation.
Depending on your Windows version and what virus software or other security setup you have you can get other warnings. The common solution is to modify your settings.
The reason this happens is that this is a free software and it does not have a trusted certificate. A certificate cost quite a lot of money each year.
As this is a free software and it does not have a trusted certificate it might be stopped by your virus program. I unfortunately have no control over this.
What you have to do is to check your virus program settings and allow ICC to be installed anyway. You can usually also report this to the virus program company as a false negative. Then you will be asked to send the file or link to the file and they will check it manually.
After the first time installation you will get an update message inside the calculator when a new version is released. You can also download and install manually from the Settings dialog.
Check this page for how to install the calculator on MAC OS.
If you like to reinstall the software on a new computer and copy all your data you do like this.
Install on the new computer
Copy the DATA folder from the old computer to the new installation.
The DATA folder contains all the settings and databases. The default location for this folder is C:\ProgramData\Ice Cream Calculator but can be changed in the Settings.
You can also use the backup system. Make a backup on your old computer and use the backup ZIP file and restore it on the new computer. More info in the Settings dialog.
- Windows 10 or higher
- .NET 4.8