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How do I change what computer my Yearli Workstations are looking to for the data?

Views: 4923 Created: 2016-07-21 14:41 Last Updated: 2016-08-11 12:43


I moved the Yearli Server to a new server machine but now my workstations cannot locate the data anymore.  How do I change the server my workstations are pointing to for the Yearli data?


Procedure 1 (Changing the server the Yearli Workstation is looking to for data)

  1. Right click on the Yearli Workstation icon.
  2. Select Properties.
  3. In the Target line locate the name/IP Address of the previous machine and change to the new machine name/IP Address.

  4. Click OK to apply changes and close the Properties window.

Procedure 2 (Changing the registry keys)

Note:  Making changes to the Window's registry keys can affect the operating system.  It is recommended that you have an IT technician make these changes.  It is also highly recommended to create a backup of the Window's registry prior to making any changes to it.

  1. Access the Windows Run window by pressing the Windows key and R key on the keyboard.
  2. Type "regedit.exe" without the quotes in the Open field.
  3. Click OK.
  4. In the Registry Editor, locate the following registry key:
    1. If it is a 32-bit machine: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Greatland\Yearli\20XX, where XX is the year of the software*
    2. If it is a 64-bit machine: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Greatland\Yearli\20XX, where XX is the year of the software*
  5. On the right, locate the Server and Server Name keys.
  6. Double click on Server.
  7. Change the value to the new server name or IP address.
  8. Click OK.
  9. Double click on Server Name.
  10. Change the value to the new server name or IP address.
  11. Click OK.

Alternatively, the program can be uninstalled and reinstalled. Uninstalling the software will remove the registry keys and recreate them with the new value.

*The registry key will differ depending on the version of the program. The registry keys associated with each version of the program are:

  • WinFiler (32-bit): HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Greatland\WinFiler\20XX
  • WinFiler (64-bit): HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Greatland\WinFiler\20XX
  • WinFiler Plus and Yearli 2014 (32-bit): HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Greatland\WinFiler Plus\20XX
  • WinFilerPlus and Yearli 2014 (64-bit): HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Greatland\WinFiler Plus\20XX
  • Yearli (32-bit): HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Greatland\Yearli\20XX
  • Yearli (64-bit): HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Greatland\Yearli\20XX


  • WinFiler 2012 - 2013
  • WinFiler Plus 2013
  • Yearli 2014 - Current