Personal Property Pro -
Version Information (within the program, click on Help/About to see your
2018-01-11 Version 14.0 Build 000 :
Mandatory Update for tax year 2018
2017-12-?? (no Early Bird was released for Version 14.0)
2017-01-11 Version 13.0 Build 000 :
Mandatory Update for tax year 2017
2016-12-?? (no Early Bird was released for Version 13.0)
2016-01-06 Version 12.0 Build 000 :
Mandatory Update for tax year 2016
2015-12-?? (no Early Bird was released for Version 12.0)
2015-01-10 Version 11.0 Build 000 :
Mandatory Update for tax year 2015
2014-12-?? (no Early Bird was released for Version 11.0)
2014-01-11 Version 10.0 Build 000 :
Mandatory Update for tax year 2014
2013-12-?? (no Early Bird was released for Version 10.0)
2013-01-08 Version 9.0 Build 000 :
Mandatory Update for tax year 2013
2012-12-27 Early Bird release of Version 9.0 Build 000 - for testers only
2012-01-05 Version 8.0 Build 000 :
Mandatory Update for tax year 2012
2012-12-28 Early Bird release of Version 8.0 Build 000 - for testers only
2011-01-04 Version 7.0 Build 000 :
Mandatory Update for tax year 2011
2011-01-24 Enhanced ability to reload FMV
default county values from the FMV Setup window.
2011-02-02 Added 'Do Not File' to list of
'Return Status' drop-down list.
2011-02-11 Removed the '-2' at the end of
account/folio numbers for Miami-Dade2 county returns.
2011-02-21 Fixed an issue where Oklahoma returns were flagging 901-Other to
print instead of 904-A by default.
2009-12-28 Version 6.0 Build 000 :
Mandatory Update for tax year 2010
2010-02-05 Updated all Texas FMV county depreciation factors for those whom we
hadn't received their 2010 schedules yet.
Added ability to 'hide' clients so they don't show up in the client list.
Modified 'Client List' report to show unhidden clients (the default) or to show
only the hidden clients.
2009-01-02 Version 5.0 Build 000 :
Mandatory Update for tax year 2009
2009-01-08 Added ability to UPPER CASE the transmittal letter, extension
letter and slip sheet.
2009-01-09 SaxTax conversion issue: Fixed problem with opening up an existing client and the
return due date is 5/1/2009 instead of 4/1/2009
SaxTax conversion issue: Fixed problem with dashes being stored in the Account/Folio #
for some counties, and causing the last digit to be truncated.
2009-01-13 Fixed error created on 01-09 where opening a Florida client that
didn't have an account/folio # resulted in an 'Invalid Use of Null' error.
2009-01-14 Made cosmetic changes to Harris County forms similar to the forms
they posted on their site today (BPP and VEH)
2009-01-17 Clients screen: Added ability to type a letter and find the
first/next Client (by Owner or Corporation) that starts with that letter.
2009-02-03 Added 'New/Used' option for assets in Florida.
Added Nueces, TX FMV table data.
Added scroll-wheel functionality to Clients screen and all asset entry screens.
2009-02-20 Fixed bug on Oklahoma return where owner was out-of-state and
additions were not printing on page 2.
2009-03-03 Fixed typo on Florida page 1.
2009-03-19 Updated Present Value tables for Bell, Brazoria, Cameron & Williamson
counties in TX.
Added several asset categories for Bell county, TX.
2009-04-02 Added the following asset categories to several counties in Texas:
Medical Equipment (high tech) - 5 year life
Digital Equipment - 6 year life
Restaurant Fast Food Equipment - 8 year life
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Steps to Install this Update (the most recent update
includes all prior updates):
If you need to move the program from one computer
to a different computer,
click here for additional instructions, then continue at step 8 below.
From the computer where you originally
installed the software (Desktop if Single-User license or the Server if
Multi-User Network license):
- If you are already using Personal Property
make a note of the location where it is currently installed.
The default location for the installation is
C:\Program Files\Personal Property Pro\ but you may have installed it
to a different location. To find where the program is currently
installed, start PPP and click on the menu item 'File' then click on
'Database Functions'. You will be in the 'Manual Backup'
area. Note the path in the green box.
This is the full path to where your data is stored. The program was
installed in the folder right above the
\_~private\ folder. This is where you need to install Personal
Property Pro so it will open up your existing clients. Do not
install the program into the
\_~private\ folder, but the folder directly above it.
If you have entered any client data previously (you used the
program last year or you entered real client data running the DEMO that you
wish to keep), we recommend you compact your database and then back it up:
a. Compact the database (Click on
menu item File then Database Functions, then Compact Database... click the 'Compact Database Now' button).
b. Backup your data within the program: (Click on File/Database Functions...Manual Backup...
click the 'Backup Database Files Now' button)
...backup to a different location
such as an external flash drive to make sure you have a separate copy.
Close Personal Property
Uninstall your current version of
Personal Property Pro
NOTE: This year's
version does uninstall last year's version automatically, but it is a
good practice to uninstall last year's version first.
When you uninstall the program you will not
lose your data.
for XP click on Start, Control Panel, Add-Remove
Programs...select Personal Property Pro ... remove.
...if running Windows Vista
or Win7-8-10+ or Win2008+ click Start, Control
Panel, Programs and Features... select Personal Property Pro ... remove
not manually delete any folders or files
after the uninstall or
you might lose your data. The critical folder is called
\_~private\ which is beneath the main directory
where you installed Personal Property Pro.
This folder contains your data files (dbData.mdb and dbCoSetup.mdb)
and your customized transmittal letter files.
If you are running the program in a
network environment, and you installed previously to a mapped drive
(you installed it directly to something like [Z:\...]), be sure you are
connected to that drive before uninstalling the software. To make sure
you are connected to the mapped drive, from the
server machine, click on My Computer and look at the Mapped Drive listed. If
under the 'Type' column it says 'Disconnected
Network Drive', click on the drive once
and your operating system should connect to it and it will change the 'Type'
column to 'Network Drive'. Then you can uninstall the software using
- Run the installation program
called PPP2018-Program.exe (click to start it).
The full URL path is
When it asks you for the location, install the program to the
same location you used
last year (if applicable) from step 1.
The installation will install the
program to C:\Program Files\Personal Property Pro\
- Start the program by clicking on the icon
created on the desktop (Blue 'P' inside a white square).
The program may ask you to automatically register. Answer 'Yes'.
- Click Help, then click Register, and
then register (or re-register)
your software with your registered email address.
If this is the first time registering it will say 'DEMO' in the email address
text box, otherwise it will already have your registered email address.
Registering/re-registering will set or update your license to the current
version, current tax year, etc. If you get a message that the
'Location ID has changed...', then you must run the program and register it
from the computer that you originally registered from. If you do not
know which computer it was registered from, call us at (918) 252-1157 and we
will help you.
- Verify that your clients are there (if you used the program last
year) by clicking on 'Clients'.
If you had clients before and now you only see the Sample clients that ship
with the program, you have installed the program to a different location than
last year, or you are installing it on a new computer.
NOTE: Version 6.0 and later can find and
restore a database from a different location from within the program and
restore it to the location where it is running from now. To do this,
click on menu item 'File' then click on submenu item 'Database Functions'.
Click on the 'Restore Database' tab and follow the instructions.
Rather than restoring a database from a different location as noted above,
you may instead decide to install the program to the same location as last
year. If this is the case, uninstall the program, find where you
installed the program before, and install the program to the same location as
last year. You may have to do a search on 'dbData.mdb' (in a location
other than where you just installed PPP). It will be
located in a folder named \_~private\. Be
sure to install the software it to the folder above
\_~private\ and not
For example, if you find the old dbData.mdb file in a path called
C:\SomeFolder\_~private\ then you need to
install the program to C:\SomeFolder\
- Open a client by double-clicking it. When the client data window
opens, click on 'Preview Return' to view page 1 of the return on screen. Print
Close the program. This will verify that the main parts of the program
- If you save
returns as PDF files within Personal Property Pro
www.personalpropertypro.com/FontFix to resolve a potential issue.
When making a major version upgrade (from version 13.x.x to
version 14.x.x): If you are running
Pro in a Multi-User environment, you must uninstall your PPP
'Network Client Configuration' Program on each workstation machine and reinstall
the new PPP Workstation 2018 program. The email we sent you
after your purchase will contain specific instructions on how to do
this. This usually only needs to be done once per year (version 13.x to
version 14.x etc)
contact us by email if you have any questions, or call us at (918) 252-1157
Be sure to register or re-register your email address by
clicking on 'Help/Register' from within the program. This will activate
your license for the current year, set the number of returns
your license, etc.