Aeris Calendar FAQ

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General

  • I've lost my license/registration key, how can I recover it?
  • Use the form on the following webpage to request a download link and your Activation code:
    Product Request

  • How can I backup my settings?
  • Most installations of Aeris Calendar use the "Application Data" folder to store the settings. The location of this folder depends on the Windows version you're using:

    • Windows Vista/7/8/10:
      C:\Users\{user}\AppData\Roaming\Aeris Calendar\
    • Windows 2000/XP:
      C:\Documents and Settings\{user}\Application Data\Aeris Calendar\
    • Windows 98/ME:
      C:\Windows\All Users\Application Data\Aeris Calendar\

    Save the entire folder and restore it to the corresponding folder on the target computer.

    If using a portable installation, it is recommended that you backup the entire installation folder, which will also contain the "Settings" subfolder.

  • Can I run Aeris Calendar on a portable device?
  • Only licensed users can run Aeris Calendar on a portable device.

    Note: This method can also be applied to local harddrives, but it is important to make sure that Aeris Calendar is not running in a UAC protected folder (e.g. C:\Program Files\ and C:\Program Files (x86)\ are protected by UAC).

    To use Aeris Calendar on a portable device:

    1. Move all installation files to the new folder on your flashdrive (ie. move all the files from C:\Program Files\Aeris Calendar\)
    2. Create a new file in the new folder on your portable device called 'local.dat' (this file may be empty)
    3. If you want to use your existing settings, you'll need to find your current Aeris Calendar "Settings" folder and copy this folder to your new folder on your flashdrive, see the list below for the default locations of your current 'Settings' folder.

    The default Settings folder depends on your OS:

    • Windows Vista/7/8/10:
      C:\Users\{user}\AppData\Roaming\Aeris Calendar\
    • Windows 2000/XP:
      C:\Documents and Settings\{user}\Application Data\Aeris Calendar\
    • Windows 98/ME:
      C:\Windows\All Users\Application Data\Aeris Calendar\

    Once all the files have been copied, you should have a directory structure like the following on your flash drive (files in green are those that were moved as part of the 'portable' process):

    F:\Aeris\Events\
    F:\Aeris\Images\
    F:\Aeris\Settings\
    F:\Aeris\Sounds\
    F:\Aeris\Themes\
    F:\Aeris.exe
    F:\local.dat
    etc...

Themes

  • What themes are considered when using a random theme?
  • Aeris Calendar will look in the "Themes" subfolder of the installation folder (ie. C:\Program Files\Aeris Calendar\Themes\). Images that do not have a theme file (.wct) associated with them should be placed in the "Images" subfolder (ie. C:\Program Files\Aeris Calendar\Themes\Images\). You can also create your own subfolders for easier organization. Theme or image filenames that begin with "event" will not be considered for random themes. These "event" filenames are reserved for use with events, and this prevents a Christmas-based theme from appearing in July.

  • What is a "Theme Pack" and how do I use it?
  • A theme pack is a way to organize various themes and display a theme based on certain conditions. Theme packs use the month to determine which theme to display.

    To create your own theme pack, download the Calendar Pack theme as a starting point. Open the "CalendarPack01.wtp" file with a text editor and modify the values to the theme or image that you want to use for each month.

Weather

  • Why is the "Feels Like" temperature so different than from other weather sources?
  • Aeris Calendar gets the current weather data from AccuWeather and their RealFeel® temperature is based on many factors including sunshine intensity, cloudiness, elevation and more. You can read more about AccuWeather's RealFeel® here:
    http://www.accuweather.com/iwxpage/adc/help/pr_realfeel.htm

  • Why doesn't the weather update after it has been checked?
  • In most cases, the weather data on the server only updates about once an hour. More frequent updates may occur when there is severe weather. For this reason, it is recommended that you set weather checks for about every 20-30 minutes.