When MapInfo Pro starts it checks the operating system directory location C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\MapInfo\MapInfo for the following files:
If these files exist, then MapInfo Pro uses them at startup. If these files do not exist in the location, then MapInfo Pro creates them all except for the STARTUP.WOR.
Application data (AppData) files are the non-executable data files that MapInfo Pro uses during operation.
We recommend you to make sure of the following before starting the process to install / upgrade:
- You must have Administrator rights to run the Installer.
- The Installer requires that your TEMP variable be set to a valid directory.
- You must exit from all Windows programs before beginning the installation process.
The installer for MapInfo Pro will install all the files necessary to run Pro in multiple languages. During the installation process the first question will be what language would you like to run Pro in. This will be the default language of the Pro Application. The list of available languages to choose from will depend on what is available in the installer. Eventually all languages will be available as the localization process finishes up.
MapInfo Pro users who register with a Precisely online account are able to run MapInfo Pro in a connected Viewer Only (subscription) mode. The MapInfo Pro installer adds a shortcut (Icon) to the Windows Start Menu to start MapInfo Pro in Viewer (subscription) mode. This icon is located next to the regular MapInfo Pro Start Menu shortcut.
Advanced users may wish to run Pro in a different language than was chosen at installation time. This will now be possible by copying the MapInfoPro.exe.config from a language sub-folder (such as fr, de, ja, zh-CN) under the MapInfo Pro installation location on top of the MapInfoPro.exe.config in the MapInfo Pro installation location. Most users will never need to do this, but if you do try it, be sure to make a copy of the file first! Be aware that many Pro settings such as ribbon customization are locale-specific.
These are the language versions of Pro and the sub folders used (Changing AppLocale or System Charset via .config file is for advanced users only).
|UI Locale and Sub Folder Name||AppLocale Name||AppLocale code||Language Country/Region||CodePage||SystemCharset Name|
|cs||cs-CZ||1029||Czech - Czech Republic||1250||WindowsLatin2|
|da||da-DK||1030||Danish - Denmark||1252||WindowsLatin1|
|nl||nl-NL||1043||Dutch - The Netherlands||1252||WindowsLatin1|
|en||en-US||1033||English - United States||1252||WindowsLatin1|
|fi||fi-FI||1035||Finnish - Finland||1252||WindowsLatin1|
|fr||fr-FR||1036||French - France||1252||WindowsLatin1|
|de||de-DE||1031||German - Germany||1252||WindowsLatin1|
|he||he-IL||1037||Hebrew - Israel||1252||WindowsHebrew|
|it||it-IT||1040||Italian - Italy||1252||WindowsLatin1|
|ja||ja-JP||1041||Japanese - Japan||932||WindowsJapanese|
|pl||pl-PL||1045||Polish - Poland||1250||WindowsLatin2|
|pt||pt-BR||1046||Portuguese - Brazil||1252||WindowsLatin1|
|ru||ru-RU||1049||Russian - Russia||1251||WindowsCyrillic|
|es||es-ES||1034||Spanish - Spain||1252||WindowsLatin1|
|sv||sv-SE||1053||Swedish - Sweden||1252||WindowsLatin1|
|tr||tr-TR||1055||Turkish - Turkey||1254||WindowsTurkish|
You can install or upgrade MapInfo Pro using the Interactive Installation Wizard or silently through the command line.