Installing MinimWatch on Windows
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Installing Java on Windows
MinimWatch is written in Java and requires Java 7 or later to be installed. If you don't already have Java installed, download and install the latest version of the Oracle Java Runtime Environment (JRE) from this page. If you're running 64-bit Windows and you don't already have Java installed, you should choose the Windows Offline (64-bit) download.
Installing or updating MinimWatch on Windows
Before installing MinimWatch, make sure there isn't a previous version of MinimWatch running. If MinimWatch is running, select Exit from the minim icon before starting the installation.
- Download the file MinimWatch-0.8.5.3-install.exe from the Downloads page.
- Double-click the downloaded file to launch the Windows installer for MinimWatch.
- If a User Account Control dialog appears, choose "Allow" or "Yes".
- Follow the instructions in the installer prompts.
Select the option to launch MinimWatch when the installation is finished.
You can also launch MinimWatch by double-clicking the MinimWatch launch icon
on the desktop.
Note: When you double-click the desktop launch icon to launch MinimWatch, another program (such as WinRAR) might open or you might get a prompt asking you what to do with the mwatch.jar file. This means that the .jar file extension (used to launch MinimWatch) isn't correctly associated with the Java runtime. To fix this, you can use the Jarfix program.
MinimWatch will display a tray icon for each MinimServer instance running
on another computer or NAS on your local network.
The tray icon has a minim symbol and its colour shows the status of the MinimServer instance:
- If the icon is yellow, MinimServer is starting
- If the icon is green, MinimServer is running normally
- If the icon is red, MinimServer has detected an error
- If the icon is white, MinimServer is stopped
- If the icon is grey, no instances of MinimServer were detected
Note 1: The minim icon might appear in the overflow area of the system tray (accessed by clicking the upward-pointing arrow in the system tray).
Note 2: A MinimServer instance running on the same computer isn't displayed as a MinimWatch tray icon. This would be confusing because it's already displayed as a MinimServer tray icon.
- For each tray icon that isn't grey, you can use the tray icon's pop-up menu to configure and manage the MinimServer instance that the tray icon represents. See the Controlling MinimServer using the minim icon section for details of the available menu selections.
- If MinimServer is running on another computer or NAS but the MinimWatch minim icon remains grey, you might need to update your Windows firewall settings. In the list of inbound rules, there should be entries to allow TCP and UDP access for Java(TM) Platform SE binary.
Uninstalling MinimWatch on Windows
Before uninstalling MinimWatch, make sure MinimWatch isn't running. If MinimWatch is running, select Exit from the minim icon before starting the uninstallation.
To uninstall MinimWatch, open the Control Panel and select Programs and Features. Scroll to the entry for MinimWatch and double-click it to run the uninstaller.