Important fix for the free version of SpendMap

We corrected a problem in the free version of SpendMap. If you are running version 12.65.6 or earlier, please update your system at your earliest convenience.

The issue only affects systems with the database installed on your local C: drive.  Network installations (i.e. with the database on a server) are not affected by this issue.  If you’re not sure where your database is installed, please see #8 in…
– Help > System Information

The problem relates to the C:\_$PALMAS folder, which SpendMap creates automatically to store its temporary/working files. Specifically, SpendMap was incorrectly creating a new subdirectory under C:\_$PALMAS each time the system was run, and duplicating all the temporary files, thereby unnecessarily consuming hard disk space on the PC.

Here’s what you need to do to correct the problem…

  1. RIGHT-mouse-click on the SpendMap shortcut/icon and select “Run As Administrator” from the menu that is displayed, then log into SpendMap and update your system by selecting the menu…Help > Check For Updates
    Reminder: Your Evalution, Live and Test copies of SpendMap are separate systems – if you use more then one of them, you must do this step separately for each system.
  2. Log back into SpendMap and select the menu…Help > About, and confirm that you are now at version 12.65.7 (or later).
  3. Exit SpendMap.
  4. Delete the CONTENTS of the C:\_$PALMAS folder on your PC.  Again, there may be many subdirectories in there…delete them all, but do NOT delete the main/parent C:\_$PALMAS folder.  You should now have an empty C:\_$PALMAS folder.
  5. Since you may have deleted many subdirectories from C:\_$PALMAS, each of which will be taking up a few MB of hard disk space, you may also want to delete these folders from your Recycle Bin.
  6. You may now resume using SpendMap.

If you have any questions at all, please use our free online support ticket system.

Our sincere apologies for the inconvenience folks.

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