NM Collector Software - JE Edition - Legacy
Any collection any platform ... Windows, Mac and Linux.
The current version is 4.0 and is available here
This page is for the old 3.0.1 version. This version is only recommended for Mac 32 bit systesms.
All others should use the latest.
NOTE: To avoid data loss, please read the known issues page
Where to Start?
NM Collector Software is designed to be run directly off of a USB flash
drive with no installation required on any computer! To use it in
this manner, simply download the USB option and extract the contents
directly to your own USB flash drive.
NOTE: Recently I have confirmed two cases of USB flash
drive failure. I am happy to replace the flash drives but cannot
replace your data. Please backup your data frequently just in case.
For various reasons, some people prefer to run NM Collector
Software from their computer's hard drive. This can be achieved
by copying the NM Collector Software files to their hard drive. A
suggested best practice is to run the program from your hard drive and
copy the entire installation to a USB flash drive for backup.
This gives you the added benefit of being able to share your collection
with others by running the program from any computer off of the USB
However, not all files are required when
running off of one operating system so separate Windows, Mac, and Linux
downloads are offered for this reason. Also, many Windows users
want to run an installation program to use software from their
computers. For that reason the Windows download provides a
So, where you start depends on
how you intend to use NM Collector Software. The following table
provides instructions for each option.
Step by Step Process for each Option
Click the "Get ... Option" link to follow that option and see
more detailed instructions.
Please contact me if you have any problems with installation. I
have successfully installed it on all Windows 32 and 64 bit systems as
well as Mac and Linux so it should install on your system as
- All options require at least Java 6 on your
computer. Most computers come with it already installed.
not install to "C:\Program Files" directory in Windows 8,
Windows 7 and Vista. This program will not work if installed
to that directory.
- The "Full Installation" includes the
database. Do not use this if all you need is to upgrade to the
latest version because it will over write your existing data.
- The "Upgrade Only" does not include the
database so it will not over write your existing data.
However, in order for it to see your data you must install the
upgrade to the same location as the original install.
- When extracting
files, if given the opportunity, please be sure to select "Use