Visual Cash Focus FAQs

How to map the drives for Network versions

If you run the network version of the software, and install the software to a file server, then you must map the installation drive to a letter. All workstations must see the same drive letter, eg. F:

Visual Cash Focus example (other software is similar):

If Visual Cash Focus is installed in F:\VCF8, then the workstations should also have access to F:\VCF8. The drive letter cannot be different on different workstations.

The first workstation that runs the software will set the location of the files. Any other workstation that subsequently runs the software will use the locations that have been set. If it cannot use these locations, it will warn you to fix the drive mapping. The software should start in exactly the same location on all workstations.

If you need to start again, do this:

Example: Visual Cash Focus

In the VCF8 folder, delete these two files: svcffapd.apd and svcffapd.fpt.

Then make a copy of these two files: svcffapd2.apd and svcffapd2.fpt and rename the copies to: svcffapd.apd and svcffapd.fpt.

For the other software packages, the procedure is similar – look for the file with the .apd extension for the file name.

The instructions can be  read here

The instructions can be read here

The instructions can be read here

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The instructions can be  read here

User enters user name and password. Then a windows shows with title “Open” and first line of windows has “Look in” on VCF6 folder. User clicks Cancel and after a few messages software exits.

You have a very old version of the software. Please upgrade.

Question: Check that you have the correct zip and unzip files.


Download this file.

Unzip into a temporary folder on your hard disk.

Copy all the files into your VCF8 folder, over-writing any files already there of the same name.

In Windows Explorer, go to your VCF8 folder. Double-click the file ziptest (i.e. ziptest.exe) to run it.

If it works, good.

If it does not work, try disabling Windows defender and any antivirus software you have installed to see if they are the problem. Then try to run ziptest again.

Xero has changed their API. This is for you if you import data from Xero into Visual Cash Focus, and get a message:

Value cannot be null. Parameter name: String

 Get the latest Visual Cash Focus to Xero link here:

Xero update

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