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cjpryor cjpryor wrote on July 18, 2020 at 3:09 pm:
Please remember to use my new Help Center at to request help rather than entering requests here.

Thank you.

Jim Jim from Bozeman wrote on July 17, 2020 at 12:24 pm:
How do I upgrade for version 3.0.1 to version 4.0.1. A long time ago I tried to upgrade to version 4.0.0, but I did not get it to work, so I stayed with version 3.0.1.
I am using Windows 10.
Admin Reply:
Please see

Thank you.
Luis Garcia Luis Garcia wrote on July 5, 2020 at 6:00 pm:
Hi, I paid for a subscription via Paypaol for the CMP version and was wondering if there is an additional activation information.
Admin Reply:

I see an activation email went out to you on 1/19. That is all you need. If you did not get it can you check your spam folder? I can resend it if you want me to. Thanks
Joe Joe from PEEBLES wrote on June 29, 2020 at 6:56 pm:
What all templates are on the sub from Brownsville and can I install on all my computers instead of just one compute?how if my computer dies and I get a new one can I download to the new computer?
Admin Reply:
All of the templates that are available are included with the Brownells version. However, they do not all show up. You have to go into Manage > Collection Types to make additional collections visible.

Yes, you can install on all of your computers. I like to use the USB as a transfer/backup mechanism.


Thank you.
Michael R Michael R from Moreno Valley wrote on June 27, 2020 at 6:29 pm:
I had a privious version of both the pc and andriod app. i would like to know how to find/export pics from the current app (doesn't seem to put them in the same place)
Admin Reply:
Actually, it does not change the original picture locations. However, you can choose whether to store the actual images in the NM Collector Software database or just the paths to them. More info here: (scroll down to the "Pictures Tab" section).

Thank you.
Joe Joe from peebles wrote on June 25, 2020 at 9:11 am:
what all is on the Gun Collector Software sold from Brownells?
Admin Reply:
It's the same as you download plus activation and installation on a USB Flash drive that is shipped to you.
Tim Tim from Pahrump wrote on June 23, 2020 at 1:11 pm:
It is NM Gun Collector. I guess it's not supported. Shame, I had all my entries made with it and now it's no good
Admin Reply:
Actually it is supported. You just have to install to a directory other than Program Files. It gives you an option to choose a different directory during the installation. may I suggest h:\nmguncollector as an installation directory?
Dr. Dale Viox Dr. Dale Viox from Arlington wrote on June 20, 2020 at 10:00 am:
For the bourbon collection consider the following:
country of origin, category/style, region, distillery, product name, age/vintage, ABV, volume, purchase price, bottle location, and whether the bottle is open or closed, distillation date, bottling date, cask type, finishing cask, bottler/producer, purchase date.
Admin Reply:
Okay, finally got to it. I uploaded the template here: The only file in that directory is BourbonTemplate.nmct. You need to download that file. Most likely, if you just click on it, it will open in your browser as a text file. How you download it will depend on your browser. You should be able to right click on it and select something like "Save Link As ..."

Once downloaded, to add this template to your installation, please choose Manage > Collection Types from the NM Collector menu and then click the Import button. Then browse to the downloaded BourbonTemplate.nmct file and select it. Once the file is imported you will have a new collection to choose.

Please keep in mind this is my best guess not knowing bourbon. I attempted to break up your suggestions into Identification and Description. Think of identification as the essential fields for distinguishing one bottle from another whereas Description is additional information about the particular bottle. Also, I can pre-populate values for the drop down fields if you can tell me what they should be. Of course, the system will automatically populate them in the drop down list as you use them.

Looking forward to your feedback.

Dale Viox Dale Viox from Arlington wrote on June 20, 2020 at 8:01 am:
I have a suggestion that might really increase interest. The bourbon market has gone crazy and a Bourbon template would help manage collections worth thousands of dollars.
Admin Reply:
Wow, I don't know what field names would make sense. Can you help with that?

Tim Tim from Pahrump wrote on June 17, 2020 at 11:10 am:
Tried to install on a H: drive(hard drive). Received an error code 2709, "component registration failure", "offline join completion information not found" then got installer interrupted..message. Did not install version 5.6. WIN7
Admin Reply:
Sorry, not sure what the issue is. Is it NM Gun Collector Software? What exact directory are you installing to? Is it a program files directory? If so maybe this will help?

Thank you
Tim Tim wrote on June 12, 2020 at 10:34 am:
I have a version on CD I bought in2006. I have since installed WIN7, finally getting away from VISTA. I get an error 2209 when trying to install.
Admin Reply:
For Windows Vista and later, DO NOT INSTALL TO THE C:\Program Files directory or it will not Work!!!! When you run the installer please change the default installation directory.


Mike DeLusque Mike DeLusque from Bedford wrote on May 29, 2020 at 8:19 am:
I am not able to find the .exe file to open the NMCollector program.
I have the original CD I purchased in 2010 (never got it working) and the thumb drive I recently purchased from Brownells which I am unable to open as well. Would appreciate your help.
Admin Reply:
I think we should focus on the thumb drive. Do these instructions not help?

Are you getting an error when you try to start it?

Jennfer Jennfer from Annapolis wrote on May 18, 2020 at 11:34 pm:
I am trying to find an app that I can use on my iPad to catalog a firearm collection. The firearms are mostly antiques, but I’d like it to be detailed as much as possible, with photos and history notes. Is your app available for an iPad? Thank you.
Admin Reply:
Sorry, I do not have an iOS version. I am planning to work on one starting first thing next year but that does not help you right now.
William Jolley William Jolley from New Bern wrote on May 18, 2020 at 10:45 am:
Thank you for your help. I attempted to follow the instructions you sent for upgrading the program. As I feared I've evidently did something incorrect, when I click on my NM desktop icon it no longer opens the NM first page, instead it presents me with a windows 'Open File' dialog box asking me if I want to Run the NM Collector. I clicked on run and now the first page that loads indicates I have Ver 4.0 but it also states I have 29 days remaining on my activation when I have the lifetime license.
When I got into the app I found all my pictures and data are gone and it appears I'm back to square one. I attempted to run several of the report options but still receive the compiling error I initially reported.
In trying to figure this out I found that I have two NM folders in my 'C' folder one is titled NM Collector Software JE and within it are two icons named NMCollectorJE6.exe and the other is titled NMCollectorJE6.jar. If I click on either of those I receive an error msg that the NM Collector Database (nmcswDB) is missing.
The second folder under 'C' is titled NM Collector SW. within this folder are two subfolders, one named NM Collector Software JE and it contains the same two icons described above which also state the database is missing if I click on them. The second sub folder is named NMCollectorJEforWin, which has a single sub folder under it that contains an icon named NMCollectorJE.exe, when I click on that I get the same windows 'Open File' dialog box that I get when I click on the NM desktop icon asking me if I want to Run the program.
My apologizes for the brain hurter, as I said I'm not good with computers and I'm sure the issue is user induced. I would appreciate any help you can provide.
Admin Reply:
We need to find your original installation location or your backup to get your data back. We also need to know where you extracted the new installation to.

Once we have that information we can copy your data from the original installation location (or your backup) to the new installation location.

As an alternative, you can send your original data to me and I can send you the latest version with your data. You can send it on a USB or we can figure out a way to electronically transfer it.

William Jolley William Jolley from New Bern wrote on May 13, 2020 at 5:44 am:
I receive the following error code whenever I attempt to create any reports: Report failed due to the following error [Error compiling report java source files: C:\Users\Bill and Lisa Laptop\Downloads\NM Collector SW\NMCollectorJEfor Win\NMCollectorJE\app\]
The ending numbers change each time depending on which report I select. This issue started in the last year or so, I'm not good with computers so I've done without reports but would like to update everything now.
Thank you.
Admin Reply:
Sorry, I do not know what the issue is and, of course, it works on my computer. I wonder if we need to try reinstalling your NM Collector Software. If you have an out of date version it might be a good time to upgrade. The upgrade instructions are here:

Alternatively, in case something is wrong with the reports installation, you could try upgrading just the reports:

Please keep us informed of your status.

Eric Ritchey Eric Ritchey from Wellsville wrote on April 26, 2020 at 9:05 am:
I found it it appears I bought it Thursday, November 17, 2016 8:17 PM from the email I received from you back then. EDR
Admin Reply:
Can you forward that email to me? Those emails go out from an automated system I wrote. I can look up recent emails but I don't keep records that far back.

I need your email address from your purchase to send the activation.


Eric Ritchey Eric Ritchey from Wellsville wrote on April 26, 2020 at 8:30 am:
I lost my registration when my old laptop dies how can I get it again to re-register my software
Admin Reply:
I don't keep a database of activations sent. I could, but I choose not to. However, if you used PayPal they keep a record and we can look it up. Also, if you can send me any kind of proof of purchase I will be happy to resend it.

Thank you.
Barry Noble Barry Noble from Moreno Valley, Calif. wrote on April 25, 2020 at 11:04 am:
I think I just bought NM Collector but don't remember getting a license key. I also cannot find a record of it. I do have a portable version I bought some years ago with a lifetime activation (2.5.1 I think) I would like to install an updated version on my computer. How do I get a new license key.

2). Can I have a portable version and back up the entries on my desktop by moving the files from one to the other?
Barry Noble
Admin Reply:
1. I did find your recent purchase and resent the activation. Please check your spam folder in case it is flagged as junk mail for some reason. You then just need to download and install the upgrade. Once you install the upgrade you can copy your nmcswDB folder from the old location to the new location to transfer your data. It will also carry over your original lifetime activation. I can refund your most recent purchase if you get things working with the old activation.

2. Yes, that is a perfect way to make a current backup ( and use it on other computers.
Chris Flynn Chris Flynn from Cambridge Maryland wrote on April 23, 2020 at 3:49 pm:
Hello Clayton, My Name is Chris Flynn I am a Detective/Sergeant with the Cambridge Maryland Police Department. Part of my job function is to manage our department inventory of seized weapons and document test fires for the weapons for court purposes. I downloaded a copy of your software to try and we are very impressed with the software and it's flexibility in changing the captions to fit our needs. We are looking at managing approximately 100 to 150 firearms utilizing your software. Being a small city, our budget is limited and our firearms management at this point involves a notebook and a pen. We are requesting a copy of the software for our agency. Thank You
D/Sgt. Chris Flynn
Cambridge Police Department
8 Washington Street
Cambridge Maryland 21613
Admin Reply:
Activation sent. Thank you for allowing me to make this post public.
Gary Kribbs Gary Kribbs from Moberly wrote on April 15, 2020 at 7:37 am:
When I say backup failed, it is that the thumbdrive I put NMJE on is in the system but windows 10 gives me the message that .dll will damage the system on not to proceed. Since I am not that computer proficient I backoff. Somewhere in windows 7 I had the key you sent but don't now because all previous emails of mine were not able to transfer according to last pc technician. The thumb drive is apparently just an evaluation copy. If you have no record either would it be simpler to re-purchase?
Admin Reply:
So there are no .dll files involved with NM Collector Software (it is a java application) so I do not know where that error is coming from. I agree, better not to use the USB flash drive under those circumstances.

I don't keep my own records of purchases but, if you used PayPal, we should be able to find a record of it in PayPal. Do you remember what email you used if you purchased using PayPal?