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Support for Toolkit 6

See the release notes page for the most recent version of Toolkit 6 and changes included in each update.


What are the system requirements for Toolkit 6?
  • CPU: 1 Ghz or faster
  • Memory: 256 MB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 20 MB Free
  • Operating System: Windows Vista, 7, 8, or 10
  • Monitor Resolution: 1024x768 minimum
  • Internet Access

How do I import my Toolkit 4 or Toolkit 5 stock studies and portfolios into Toolkit 6?

  1. Open Toolkit 6.
  2. Go to Database
  3. Choose Copy another Toolkit Database into the current Toolkit Folder.
  4. A box will open asking you to locate the Toolkit Library.
  5. Navigate to the backup folder and select the file TK.MDB
    • For Toolkit 5, this folder is C:\Program Files\NAIC Software\Toolkit5
    • For Toolkit 4, it is C:\Program Files\Toolkit4
  6. After selecting this file, click Open.
  7. Toolkit 6 will import the information from your Toolkit 4 or Toolkit 5 software.

I have a 64-bit version of windows, and cannot print from Toolkit 6.

  1. With Toolkit closed, go to the Start menu, and select Printers
  2. When the Printers window opens, right-click click your regular printer and select Properties.
  3. On the Properties window click the Advanced tab.
  4. On the Advanced tab, click Print Directly To Printer, instead of Spool Print Documents.
  5. Click Apply, and then OK.
  6. If Windows does not automatically prompt you to re-start, go to the Start menu, and select Restart from the small arrow in the bottom right-hand corner.
  7. When the computer comes back on, Toolkit 6, should print normally.

Can I run Toolkit 6 on my Mac computer?

Toolkit is a Windows program. ICLUBcentral does not make a Macintosh version of the software. Some options available to Mac users include:
  • Use Take Stock at StockCentral.com, ICLUBcentral's online tool for stock analysis that allows users to display a completed Stock Selection Guide. (A free demo is available.)
  • Use BetterInvesting's Online Stock Selection Guide program. (A free demo is available.)
  • Purchase Churr Software's Stock Investment Guide, a native Mac program for completing the Stock Selection Guide. (A free demo is available.)
  • Install a Windows "emulator" program on your Mac, such as Parallels Desktop or VMWare Fusion.
  • Run Windows on your Mac via Boot Camp. This requires acquiring a licensed version of Microsoft Windows, and you would have to switch between the Windows and Mac environments each time you wanted to use Toolkit 6.

Please note that ICLUBcentral Technical Support is not able to answer questions regarding the use of emulator programs with Toolkit 6.


How Can I Back Up and Restore My Data?

Backing up your data
Note: These steps assume you have a working copy of Toolkit. If you are not able to open Toolkit, please contact ICLUB support.
  1. Open Toolkit and click on Options > Database Utilities.
  2. Select the first option, to make a backup of your database
  3. Select C:: -Fixed from the drop-down menu, and click OK.
  4. From the list of places, select the drive that you want to make the backup to. If you are using a removable drive, and aren't sure which letter it is, unplug the drive for a few seconds, and then plug it back in. When unplugged, one of the listed drives should disappear after a few seconds, and then re-appear when the drive is plugged back in.
  5. Click OK
  6. Toolkit should report that the database was backed up. Click OK
  7. You can now remove the drive or floppy disk from the computer.

Restoring your backed-up data
  1. Insert the drive or floppy disk into the new computer.
  2. Open Toolkit and click on Options > Database Utilities.
  3. Select the second option, to restore a backup of your database
  4. Select C:: -Fixed from the drop-down menu, and click OK.
  5. On the window that opens, choose the drive letter for the floppy or removable drive. As before, if you have a removable drive and are not sure of the letter, unplug it for a minute, then plug it back in and note which letter appears on the list.
  6. Find the file named TK or TK.itb, and click on the file to select it. Click OK or OPEN
  7. A message will appear asking to confirm that you want to over-write the database that Toolkit is currently using; click YES
  8. A message will appear asking if you want to over-write the URL database that Toolkit is currently using; click YES
  9. Toolkit should report that the database was restored. Click OK.
Entering your subscription information again
(This is only required if you have not already entered the information in the new copy of Toolkit)
  1. Open Toolkit and select Options > Preferences > File Locations > Select Data Subscription
  2. Select the BetterInvesting or the ICLUB option, and enter your login and password;
    If you select ICLUB, you should enter your StockCentral login, even if Toolkit shows a box for an email address.
    For BetterInvesting, your ID will usually be your member number.
  3. If you aren't sure what these are, contact whoever you have the subscription with:
    ICLUBcentral - 1-877-334-2582
    BetterInvesting - 1-877-275-6242

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  • Phone: 248-654-3100

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