Using dual screens

A user has reported that when he uses a system with two screens PC Property Manager will only work normally on one of them.

We would be interested in any feedback from other users in this situation.

Adding Ledger Accounts

  • Select Ledger Accounts Ledger Accountson the PC Property Manager Toolbar
  • Select the category that you want to add a ledger account to by clicking on the treeviewer.
  • Click the “New Ledger Account” button and enter in the ledger account name.
    Ledger Account Screen
  • If the account will manage rent payments or refunds then check the “This account manages rent” box. This will require you to select a rent payment when using the new ledger account.

The program won’t open!

This applies only to new installations.

Some systems have a very early version of a file installed with Windows called ComCtl32.ocx. If you believe you need to update this file download an installer by clicking here.

Run the file once downloaded

PC Property Manager should now be ready to use.

How do I copy or move files and folders?

  1. Open Windows Explorer.
  2. Click the drive or folder you want to work with.
  3. Click the file or folder you want to copy or move.
  4. On the Edit menu, click Copy. Or, click Cut to move the item.
  5. Open the folder or disk where you want to copy or move the item.
  6. On the Edit menu, click Paste.


  • To select consecutive files or folders to copy or move, click the first item, press and hold down SHIFT, and then click the last item.
  • To select files or folders that are not consecutive, press and hold down CTRL, and then click each item.

To move files by dragging

  1. Open Windows Explorer.
  2. Find the file or folder you want to move.
  3. Make sure the destination for the file or folder you want to move is visible.
  4. Drag the file or folder to the destination.


  • If you drag using the right mouse button, a menu appears with the commands Move Here, Copy Here, Create Shortcut(s) Here, and Cancel. Click the command you want.
  • To copy the item instead of moving it, press and hold down CTRL while dragging.
  • If you drag an item to another disk, it is copied, not moved. To move the item, press and hold down SHIFT while dragging.

What keycode do I use for the Demo version?

The Demo version should not have a user name or keycode entered. Leave the fields blank and you will be able to open PC Property Manager in demo mode.

Excel reports

The Excel format used when exporting reports is an early version which is compatible with many spreadsheeting programs. If you view the export, make changes and then save you will see the following message:

“filename” is a Microsoft Excel 2.1 Worksheet . Do you want to overwrite it with the latest Excel format?

Press Yes and the spreadsheet will be upgraded.

I’ve upgraded and now I get errors!

After upgrading when I click on the icons to run PC Property Manager I get this error message:

There is no data folder where PC Property Manager expects: C:\PROGRAM FILES\PC Property Manager\DATA

This error indicates that the original installation of PC Property Manager was to an alternate location.


To identify the correct location for the upgrade go to the icon you normally use to start PC Property Manager. Hold your mouse over the icon and the Location will be shown.

This is the location which should be selected when the installer gets to this screen:

Run the installer again, using the correct location.

How do I change the name of a file?

  1. Open Windows Explorer.
  2. Click the file or folder you want to rename.
  3. On the File menu, click Rename.
  4. Type the new name, and then press ENTER.


  • You do not need to open the file or folder to rename it.
  • You can also rename a file or folder by right-clicking it and then clicking Rename.

How do I change my username?

If you would like the username changed there is a request form on the system settings screen. Fax or post it (or email us your details) and we will happily issue you with a new keycode.

Are the downloaded and boxed software different?

There is no difference between the two options as far as the software is concerned.

With the boxed version you get a CD Rom and printed manual provided in attractive packaging.

The manual and quick start are supplied with the demo and are available from the website.