In order to update Fordisc on a PC, users need to run Fordisc 3 as an Administrator. To do so, locate Fordisc 3 on the Start menu, or find the FD3.exe file on your computer. Right-click the application menu item or file, and then click Properties. In the Properties dialog box, click the Compatibility tab. Then do one of the following:
1. To apply the setting to the currently logged-on user ONLY, select the Run This Program As An Administrator check box, and then click OK.
2. To apply the setting to ALL users on the computer and regardless of which shortcut is used to start the application, click Change Setting For All Users to display the Properties dialog box for the application's .exe file, select the Run This Program As An Administrator check box, and then click OK twice.
Occasionally there may be an error starting Fordisc USB with a message about trying to find FD3.exe on the C: drive. To fix that error, you can update the program or run a forced update, but there is a faster way to fix it by editing the batch file on the USB.
1. Using File Explorer, navigate to your USB drive.
2. right-click "Run Fordisc 3.bat" and choose Edit.
3. replace these lines in the file:
with one line (copying the line below is the best thing to do):
start %CD%fordisc3\fd3.exe ^& exit
4. save the file.
The batch file will now call the program on the USB drive and then exit, so it does not hang around on your screen.
If you try to update and get an error message involving ACE32.DLL
you will need to download the two DLL files (click the link below) and copy them to your Fordisc directory, overwriting the files if they are there. Those files often must be deleted first, before saving the new files there. On PC installations, it is usually c:\program files\fordisc3\. In USB drives, it is the drive letter plus \Fordisc3\, for example, G:\Fordisc3\. Then run a Forced Update.
If you try to update and get a "Case Table: Error 7010" error message
you will need to download CaseTable.adt and CaseTable.adm (click the link below) and copy them to your Fordisc3\RefDBs\ directory. If those files are there already delete them first before saving the new files there. On PC installations, the directory is usually c:\program files\fordisc3\RefDBs\. In USB drives, it is the drive letter plus \Fordisc3\RefDbs\, for example, G:\Fordisc3\RefDbs\. Then run a Forced Update.