Personal Notes File

Registration... Command

NOTEFILE is a shareware program. However you can use it without registering, just like a freeware program. But, if you register your copy of NOTEFILE, you no longer get that occasional nasty dialog box during program startup saying that “This program is not licensed!

In other words: NOTEFILE is freeware for those who cannot afford to pay money for personal usage of such a program. However, those who can afford to pay 12 USD or those who want to use this program in a commercial environment or get support from me need to get a valid license.

Users who already have a “permanent” license for ADDRFILE need to move that license to NOTEFILE as described in the migration topic.

To register with NOTEFILE (obtain a “permanent license”)

  1. From the Help menu choose Registration....
  2. Enter your user name in the input box labelled Your name. This will be the user name you want to register your copy of NOTEFILE. This name must be at least 5 characters long.
  3. Connect to the Internet and start your Web browser.
  4. Go to the following address:
    As an alternative, you can also click on the Get a Permanent license button in NOTEFILE.
  5. In the input box labelled License to (third entry under Personal Information) type your user name exactly as entered during step 2 above. Correct spelling, capitalization, and spacing is very important. Remember, this name must be at least 5 characters long. To prevent errors, you may use the Copy Name button in NOTEFILE, and paste that name in the License to input box on your browser.
  6. If you are buying a personal license (even if you will be using NOTEFILE in more than one PCs), enter 1 in the Qty box. If you want to get a site license, enter the quantity as follows:
    Number of systems: licenses to buy (Qty):
    1 1 (cost: 12 USD)
    2-5 2 (cost: 24 USD)
    6-25 3 (cost: 36 USD)
    26-125 4 (cost: 48 USD)
    Unlimited 5 (cost: 60 USD)
  7. Fill in the other information and complete your transaction.
  8. You will obtain a Permanent Registration User Key. Key in or using the Paste Key button in NOTEFILE paste this key to the input box labelled Your registration user key in NOTEFILE. You should see a message like this: “Licensed permanently to Your Name.”

Note that the registration user key you purchased is only valid for the user name you buy the license. So, the name you entered in the purchase order must match exactly to the one you enter in the Registration tab of NOTEFILE (steps 2 and 5 above).

Note also that Your Registration User Key consists of four groups of hexadecimal numbers (only the digits 0 through 9 and letters A through F) separated by hyphens.

Some information about the registration process can be found at following address:

Error messages

“Your name” must be at least 5 characters!
The name you enter in the input box Your name must be at least 5 characters. Any missing characters will be filled with “?”s by NOTEFILE. International characters may count as more than one character.
The Registration User Key should consist of four groups of hexadecimal numbers (only the digits 0 through 9 and letters A through F) separated by hyphens.
The Registration User Key should be entered exactly as the one you received after you finished your purchasing transaction. It is better to use Copy and Paste. Any wrongly entered characters will be replaced with “0” or “-”.