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Climsoft Version 3.2

Marcellin HABIMANA
Climsoft Version 3.2
by Marcellin HABIMANA - 2 July 2015

Dear Climsoft users,

Hope this finds you well.

I just wanted to remind you that the latest version of climsoft is Version 3.2 and this is available at the link below: ,the installation guide can be accessed at this link: .You can watch  as well a video guide on  how to install climsoft at the link:

For further help, don't hesitate to come back to me.


Très cher(es) utilisateurs de Climsoft,

Je tiens à vous rappeler que la version récente de climsoft, Climsoft version 3.2, est disponible sur le lien:  ,de même le guide d'installation est accessible sur le lien: . Le guide vidéo d'installation climsoft est  aussi disponible et accessible sur le lien:

Pour plus d'information, n' hésiter pas à me contacter.


Mr. Marcellin HABIMANA | Climsoft Project Coordinator | World Meteorological Organization, Eastern and Southern Africa , Dagoretti Corner, Ngong Road | P O Box 1395 - 00606 Nairobi , KENYA | Tel : +254203877371 | Fax : +254203877373 | Mobile : +250788740275 , +245716980451 | E-mail : | Skype : mhabimana | web :




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Re: Climsoft Version 3.2
by Joan Mc Donald - 28 January 2017

Good afternoon Mr. Marcellin HABIMANA and Climsoft developers,

What could be the reason for this error (not able to configure Admin password) upon installation of version 3.2.1, downloaded from the website. I WAS TRYING TO SEND A SCREEN SHOT. If needs be I can do so at later date for clarification of question.


J. McDonald

Marcellin HABIMANA
Re: Climsoft Version 3.2
by Marcellin HABIMANA - 30 January 2017
Thanks Joan,

Kindly send a screenshot to enable us to diagnose the error.

With regards,


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Re: Climsoft Version 3.2
by Samuel Machua - 30 January 2017

Dear Joan,

Thank you for sharing that problem with us.

The likely cause of that error is the installation of Climsoft by a user who is not a windows administrator. In that case the workgroup file (i.e. climsoft.mdw)  is copied in the user's profile folder rather that Windows system folder. If an unistallation is done the work group is not automatically deleted. The solution is to delete it manually.

Do the following steps:

  1. Uninstall Climsoft if the problem is still there
  2. Search for the file climsoft.mdw and remove it. It may be in more that one location. The possible locations are: 
C:\Users\[Windows User Login user]\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Windows\system32
C:\Users\[Windows User Login user]\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Windows\SysWOW64

When sure you have successfully delete them the repeat the installation process. 

Please let us know if you encounter further problems.

Kind regards


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Re: Climsoft Version 3.2
by Joan Mc Donald - 4 February 2017

Good night Samuel and the rest of the team.

I am attaching/sharing my progress today. One thing I forgot to mention is that I now used the installation files found online/this site. So I will discard my previous executable package. Is that fine?

Merci Beaucoup!

Joan Mc Donald

Above is the only option that worked


I clicked ' no' many times in order to continue

Then the upload continued



At Last!!!! I see great success.

I feel so relieved. It works

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upload to main db
by Joan Mc Donald - 9 April 2018

Good morning developers team.

If intermediate db was successfully uploaded and successfully updated the main db, what could cause my upload of main to give dialog box ' It may not be a database that your application recognizes or the file may be corrupt'?

Hoping to get some ideas/guidance.


Joan McDonald- St.Vincent and the Grenadines

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Re: upload to main db
by Samuel Machua - 9 April 2018

Hi Joan,

This an ACCESS based problem. It means your main or intermediate database files are corrupted or have exceeded the 2GB size. The good thing is that ACCESS has tools to solve the problem. Deal with it as follows:
  1. Start MS ACCESS
  2. Open climsoft main db from ACCESS
  3. From ACCESS look for command Compact and Repair Database and click it.
  4. Wait for the repair process to complete
  5. Close ACCESS
  6. Repeat for intermediate db
If you encounter any hitch please let me know


Marcellin HABIMANA
Re: upload to main db
by Marcellin HABIMANA - 11 April 2018

Hi Joan,

Hope you are well.

Just to find out if you managed to import successfully your data using the above guidance or if the issue persists.

Please,let us know your progress on this.


Climsoft Project Coordinator.

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Re: upload to main db
by Joan Mc Donald - 12 April 2018

Good morning Samuel and Marcellin,

I was not able to, because of the necessary permission to open the main v3 db.

However, the St.Vincent main v2 was accessible (able to open).

So an attempt to upload data from  St.Vincent main v2 to main v3 (using main MS access and v2 as source) was the  next step- but no progress. The preparing to upload took very long with no visible activity.

Following Samuel's steps nonetheless, the Compact and Repair Database was done for main v3 db and intermediate db from access in that order. The upload to main was attempted again without success.


Joan McDonald