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Michael Childs | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Nov 3 2013 6:01 PM
Libronix sync just does not work any longer. Is there any other way to do this. For instance, could one email a Libronix license backup to Logos, and they sync it?

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 3 2013 7:07 PM

Replicated initial Libronix Server sync failure, then clicked Back, followed by Next, which worked.

Keep Smiling Smile

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 3 2013 7:30 PM

I assume we're talking Windows 8?  

On Windows 7, Libronix syncs in a normal way, along with resource downloads.


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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 4 2013 1:38 PM

Michael Childs:
Libronix sync just does not work any longer. Is there any other way to do this. For instance, could one email a Libronix license backup to Logos, and they sync it?

Sync it to where and why? A local backup of licences is sufficient for re-installation purposes. Are you planning to migrate to Logos 4/5 for the first time?

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Michael Childs | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 5 2013 2:21 PM
Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :):

Replicated initial Libronix Server sync failure, then clicked Back, followed by Next, which worked.

Keep Smiling Smile

I have tried that, too, but it was not successful for me.

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Michael Childs | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 5 2013 2:24 PM
Dave Hooton:

Michael Childs:
Libronix sync just does not work any longer. Is there any other way to do this. For instance, could one email a Libronix license backup to Logos, and they sync it?

Sync it to where and why? A local backup of licences is sufficient for re-installation purposes. Are you planning to migrate to Logos 4/5 for the first time?

For the same reasons I have always synced. Sometimes I use Libronix, but more often Logos 5. Up until now I have never had a problem. Also, there are lots of Libronix resources still for sale, and I occasionally buy some of them. I want them to work on all my computers (desktop, laptop, iPad) that use Logos, just as it always has worked. Suddenly, Libronix will not sync. In short, there are many reasons that I still need sync to work.

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 5 2013 8:52 PM

Michael Childs:
Suddenly, Libronix will not sync. In short, there are many reasons that I still need sync to work.

I just tried it and Libronix sync'd fine on Windows XP (in Australia). You could try to call/Skype/email Logos Support.

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Michael Childs | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 6 2013 6:48 AM
Thanks Dave. I will try it on a machine that runs XP. Someone around here must have one. If fact, if I can find my old XP cd's, I may reinstall it on my old computer just for this issue.

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Brian Withnell | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 28 2014 10:03 PM

my main complaint is that logos stated the safest way to backup the license is to sync with them. Now sync does not work. I bought 4, and I hated it. Went back to 3, and now when I needed to reinstall, I've lost much of my content because the sync does not work. This is frustrating.

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Mar 1 2014 6:55 AM

Brian ... did they really say that? (not doubting; just surprised)

It sounds like the current crop of enthusiasts.  Plus the marketing come-on ... we'll be here for generations!!

I presume you didn't backup your licenses?  I've got stacks of backups plus stacks of original CDs.  I'll admit I'm not buying much 'Logos' anymore since most of their new stuff is old stuff or not my cup of tea.  I run on XP with W7; W7 gets the sync and I pass the file to XP.


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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Mar 1 2014 1:07 PM

Brian Withnell:
my main complaint is that logos stated the safest way to backup the license is to sync with them. Now sync does not work

You could ask Logos for a licence file if you still have your Libronix account (email + password). Creating a backup licence file was always the best way to safeguard your investment, as I was able to re-install Libronix for a friend two weeks ago.

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abondservant | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 17 2014 9:13 PM

FWIW Windows XP reaches its End of Life on April 8th of this year. Continuing to expose an XP machine to the internet is on par with walking into a 1 percenter biker gangs club house and punching the biggest guy in the face. At best its dangerous, and at worst its highly costly.

In short, 1/3 of the world is expected to still be running windows xp, and hackers are saving their exploits until april the 9th, where they will unleash madness and mayhem on all who tarry.

In practical terms, anything you log into - bank accounts, facebook, video games, Logos, etc, and ANY information or resources of yours that can be accessed with the username or passwords gained from those places are all as good as in the hands of some criminal looking to steal your identity, or money, or whatever else they can get their hands on.

For most of us - losing our facebook password is immaterial - but do you really want some weirdo on the internet to have pictures of your grandkids? Of your kids? Knowing (because if you are running XP they may well have access to your FB on april the 9th, and because people over share on facebook) where she is, and what her routine is?

Frankly, this is something that people need to take seriously. Organized (and disorganized :) ) criminals are already all over this. People are speculating that exploits for windows XP (currently valued at 75,000$ on average) will skyrocket in value to 2x or 3x their current selling points. The increase in value is tied directly into the length of time the exploits will remain functioning. Current estimates indicate that 1/3 of the world will still be using XP on April 9th, and with MS stopping the patch cycle for XP on the 8th, any exploits released on the 9th will last as long as their are people still foolish enough to use XP.

Realisticly speaking, if you use your XP machine for banking, or anything private, that information will be in the hands of the bad guys if you are still using that computer on the internet on april the 9th.

The Fix: Time to get a new version of windows. Vista (which I dislike) still has a few years left on it. Seven should last till oct of 2020, and 8 should last a few years longer than that. 9 is expected in October of this year.

For more information, PC world has a write up on this... Not exactly a technical article, but if this is the first you've heard about the "XPocalypse" as some are calling it, its a good starting point.

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 17 2014 9:58 PM

And to keep everything in perspective, you can run an XP inside a Windows7 (virtual box) thereby protecting Libby from the nasties who frequent the door of Windows7 (not to mention Windows8).


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abondservant | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 17 2014 11:09 PM

If I am understanding you correctly, you mean to run XP as a virtual machine on the windows 7 platform.

This is still unsafe, as L3 would still need internet connectivity. You're 7 installation would be secure, but anything within the XP environment would be nakedly exposed to the outside.

The reason this is unsafe is due directly to the nature of the Virtual Network Device that is created. The internet comes into the VND and is then shared between your computer, and the virtual machine. Which means windows 7 (or whatever OS) is not really filtering the internet, or not protecting your XP installation in any way.

IE your Logos username and password would possibly be exposed - as well as any information possessing your password could gain a thief. As well as anything else that requires a username and password.

Not all of them are out to make money - some just want to cause havoc. Its not outside the realms of possibility for them to steal your password and buy the most expensive items they can find in a few minutes or so as a "lesson". Logos would I'm sure make that right, but its still a hassle easily avoided by abandoning the rapidly sinking XP ship, and finding a new Vista, 7 or 8 Life raft.

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 17 2014 11:36 PM

Just to clarify, I sync the L3 licenses through a Libronix running on W7, backup the license file, and then copy that into the XP box for a restore inside my main Libronix.  

I've never let the virtual box have access to the internet, since I wasn't getting any security updates from MS.

But your warnings are well adviced and I appreciate.  It's unfortunate that computers are great if you have the dinero to protect them.


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Robert G. Mettler | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 18 2014 1:48 PM

Denise:

 I sync the L3 licenses through a Libronix running on W7  

This quit working for me (in Libronix on W7) about a month ago. Libronix refuses to sync. with the server. I have reinstalled, deleted license files and tried everything I could think of, not successful. Therefore I am unable to add resources to my Libronix even though the program functions in all other respects and there are new resources available with Libronix files. I can not get new licenses recognized. Sigh. I guess Logos 5 finally won the battle, although I still use some PB's I have in Libronix.

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 18 2014 2:05 PM

When you say it didn't sync, what do you mean?

(1) It goes thru the 4-step sync process but stops at step 3?

(2) It doesn't do any of the 4 steps or

(3) it does them all but when you check your library, your new resource still isn't licensed?

My last purchase I screwed up and downloaded the purchase before sync'ing (resulting in #3 above).  I was SUPPOSED to (a) buy the resource & STOP (b) sync Libronix and then (c) download (sounds odd but the download licensing doesn't work right and it's too late if you download before sync'ing since it now thinks you're good and won't clear its buffer).

To guarantee a buffer cleansing, I next went to my c:\ProgramData directory for Libronix, and inside 'Library' renamed Cache and Licenses. I copied my Libronix ID from the Help, and then re-started Libronix. It wanted a new key (which I had copied) and then it re-downloaded the data (just minutes ago).

So (for me) sync is still working ok (as long as I use my head!).


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Robert G. Mettler | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 18 2014 2:19 PM

Denise:

When you say it didn't sync, what do you mean?

(1) It goes thru the 4-step sync process but stops at step 3?

(2) It doesn't do any of the 4 steps or

(3) it does them all but when you check your library, your new resource still isn't licensed?

My last purchase I screwed up and downloaded the purchase before sync'ing (resulting in #3 above).  I was SUPPOSED to (a) buy the resource STOP (b) sync Libronix and then (c) sync (sounds odd but the download licensing doesn't work right and it's too late if you download before sync'ing since it now thinks you're good and won't clear its buffer).

It won't go thru the 4-step process. It stops after the first step.

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 18 2014 2:27 PM

Did you try the clear-the-buffer approach? (my last para above). I found that out from another user. Make sure you copy your ID from the Help tab in Libronix first. Then RENAME (don't delete!) the cache and licenses directories as above.  Then re-start Libronix. It'll say you're in big trouble ... go to account management.

When you get there, it'll ask if you're new or not. Say not.  Then it'll give you 3 choices; I use the second one (which you HAVE to use the email when you installed Libronix; not a later one for Logos.com!). In my case, it's an ancient email address plus my Libronix id.

If this doesn't work, close Libronix, go back and RENAME those 2 directories back to their old names. For me Logos always gives me 2 new directories and I'm in business (as it did just now).


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Robert G. Mettler | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 18 2014 3:01 PM

Denise:

Did you try the clear-the-buffer approach? (my last para above). I found that out from another user. Make sure you copy your ID from the Help tab in Libronix first. Then RENAME (don't delete!) the cache and licenses directories as above.  Then re-start Libronix. It'll say you're in big trouble ... go to account management.

When you get there, it'll ask if you're new or not. Say not.  Then it'll give you 3 choices; I use the second one (which you HAVE to use the email when you installed Libronix; not a later one for Logos.com!). In my case, it's an ancient email address plus my Libronix id.

If this doesn't work, close Libronix, go back and RENAME those 2 directories back to their old names. For me Logos always gives me 2 new directories and I'm in business (as it did just now).

I got the two new directories you indicated, and everything works except the sync. I have all my old resources up to my last backup. I have all my new resources showing as locked.

I tried to get Logos support to send me a libronix license backup file of my account  but they wouldn't do so (no longer support). Instead they sent me the same unlock links that appear on my orders history, which I ran and they did nothing. Their recommendation was Logos 5.

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