Instructions for Installing Windows 95/98/ME Icons
for a Workstation on a Network
Note that the Jewelry Shopkeeper programs and data file all
reside on the server (main) computer; no parts of the Jewelry
Shopkeeper are stored on the workstations (slaves).
Make sure you have already mapped a drive letter (such as H: or G:, etc)
to the root of the shared network drive. See other instructions for
that if you haven't done that yet.
Then open MY COMPUTER, then open the shared network drive, then open the
COMPLINK.JS folder, then look for the file JSICONS (or jsicons.bat) and
double-click that file to run it.
Then go to the Windows desktop where you will see the new icons.
You'll need to edit the Properties of these icons.
(by right clicking the icons and choosing Properties.)
Next, click on the Program tab. In the Working Directory box
(only) add H: to the beginning of the working directory entry
instead of C:. Do this for each icon. If you have assigned a
different letter than H: to the network drive, then type that
drive letter instead. Be sure to add this H: to the beginning of
the working directory, so you end up with H:\COMPLINK.JS\DATA.JS
as the working directory. You don't need to add the H: to the Cmd
You should make sure that the workstations are configured to
automatically map H: to the server computer's C: drive every time
they start up.#
* On a few computers, the icons don't automatically appear on the
Windows desktop. If that is the case, then open the Explorer,
open the Windows folder, then open the Desktop folder. In that
folder you should see three JS icons. Drag them from the Desktop
folder to the actual Windows desktop screen.
# If you don't have a drive letter mapped to the server yet,
you'll need to do that using the network neighborhood. H: is the
preferred drive letter to point to the shared drive.
To map a network drive, open NETWORK NEIGHBORHOOD (Network Places -
perhaps also clicking on Entire Network) double click on the server icon
to see the resources of the server, such as it's C: drive. After you see
the C: drive, right-click (not double-click) on the shared C: drive, then
click on MAP A NETWORK DRIVE. We suggest you map the drive letter H: to
the shared drive. Also, you should click on the RECONNECT AT LOGIN box so
that every time you start the workstation it will assign H: to
(also note that with windows 95/98 we would recommend that you
have a config.sys file on every computer, with the line
FILES=125 in it. The Shop-Pro usually can add this change
If you have Windows ME then fixing the Windows File Handles is trickier
and you'll need to ask us for instructions on fixing Win ME.