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.

Setting up a Bank Account

A Bank Account can be set up for reconciliation at any point in time – or reconciliations can be left out. The easiest way is to start recording transactions from particular bank statement. Give that statement number, START date, and the opening balance. Then enter the transactions and the bank reconciliations should be nice and simple.

Check your user rights!

Before installing PC Property Manager ensure you are logged into your computer with Administrator or Power User rights.

At least one of the files installed by PC Property Manager must be “registered” with Windows before it can be used. These are common files and may already exist in your system. However, if they need to be added you will need to be logged into your computer with Administrator or Power User rights. If you don’t have the rights the Installation software won’t warn you and PC Property Manager may not work as expected.

I have a new PC, what now?

Note: PC Property Manager will not run on Windows Vista.

Existing users of PC Property Manager do not need to repurchase if they buy a new PC provided they remove the original version from the old system.

As with any change – backup before you start.

  1. You need to install PC Property Manager onto your new computer using the free download or the CD you were initially issued with.
  2. You will have a new, blank set of records.
  3. Run PC Property Manager to verify that the installation has worked.
  4. Open Windows Explorer and navigate to “c:\\Program Files\PC Property Manager\”.
  5. Rename the data folder to “data_new”.
  6. Now you just need to copy the data folder from your old PC onto your new PC (creating a new “data” folder).
  7. Run PC Property Manager and you will see your original data.

You do not need a new keycode.

When does the free trial expire?

The free trial never expires. You can use our software for as long as you need – however the reports will be disabled so you will not be able to print out your information

Instant Messaging

We\’re available on

  • msn messenger as support @ pcpropertymanager.com
  • icq as 168335548
  • AIM as PCPMSupport

Setting up Chattels

Chattels and Buildings which can be depreciated are entered against a property.

Depreciation can either be started from the purchase date or the start of the current financial year.

There isn’t a huge difference going forward. It may be easier to start with the (approximate) purchase date as you may not have a current chattels valuation.

How do I check that I have administrative rights on my computer?

At this time, you need to be an administrator to install PC Property Manager.

To see if you are logged on to Windows as an administrator, please follow the steps below:

  1. From your Windows taskbar, click “Start” > “Run.”
  2. Type [ control userpasswords2 ] into the text box and click “OK.”
  3. A User Accounts dialog box will open. If the dialog box has two tabs, you are logged in as an administrator. If the dialog box doesn’t have any tabs and prompts you for a password, you are not logged on as an administrator.

If you’d like to have administrator rights on your computer, please contact your system administrator.

What files should be in my program folder?

The following is a list of the files which should be in the program folder. This is normally at C:\\Program Files\\PC Property Manager.

  • Bk1.Ico

  • Logo.Bmp
  • Pcpm.Exe
  • Pcpm.Txt
  • Pcpmreps.Exe

There should also be a data folder and a help folder.

Additional files and folders may be created through using PC Property Manager but the files listed are mandatory.

If you can\’t see the file extension (the letters after the period) it will be because of a Windows Explorer setting to \”Hide file extensions for known file types\”. It is generally recommended that this option be \”unchecked\” but has no impact on PC Property Manager.