In order to take full advantage of Vault’s powerful backup tools, we provide an upload application to automate the process.  This tool installs the necessary components for you to access your appraisal files using Windows Explorer.  This tool also controls our Exact application that saves your WinTOTAL preferences and customizations.


It is important that you install Vault locally on the computer where your files and databases are stored.  If you are running WinTOTAL or TOTAL in a networked environment, you'll want to install Vault on the server computer to ensure that all of your data is backed up correctly.  Any deviation from this is done at your own risk and is not supported.

To install Vault:

  1. Click here to log in to the My Downloads section of you account using your a la mode username and password.
  2. Look for the Vault entry in your list of Products and click Download.


  3. Click Run on the next screen.


  4. Follow the instructions in the installation wizard to complete the install.

After you’ve completed the installation process, you must first configure the Vault with your account information and preferences to take full advantage of all Vault utilities.  For specific steps on configuring Vault’s file backup utilities, see the Configure Vault section of this User’s Guide.  For specific steps on configuring Vault’s companion tool, Exact, see the Configure Exact section of this User’s Guide.