Updating to REST 4.0 Single User MACINTOSH

Treat your business data with tender loving care. Always work on a copy of your data file when performing major operations or if you're just not fully comfortable with the possible outcome of your learning process.

IMPORTANT: Remember to quit REST before making the copy. Being able to go back to a pristine original if need be is always a nice thing. So look for the AWOC alert!

Launch your browser

Go to www.realestatesuccesstools.com

Click on Downloads



Select File to download

Click on "Macintosh REST v4.0 Empty" to download the Macintosh updater.

Download REST 4.0

License Agreement

Click the "Agree" button.

Moving the REST folder

Drag the RESTv4.0 folder to your Applications folder.

From the Finder, Eject the REST 4.0 Empty .dmg

Click the Eject Arrow.

NOTE: REST Log In information needed

If you have saved your REST login information to your keychain and do not remember what it is, please do the following before you proceed with the update.

Open your current version of REST

1. Click on the Preferences button (Navigation bar > last button)
2. Click on Users
3. Click on Registration
4. Click on Show Password
5. Make Note of your Account Name and Password, you will be asked to enter it during the update process

Locate your current REST folder (default is Applications folder)

Double-click to open the REST folder to reveal the contents.

Locate the REST.USR file

(Always Work On a Copy)
Good Rule to follow when updating!

a. Copy the REST.USR file (command-c or right-click). Example shows the RESTv37.USR file. Yours may be another version.

b. Paste the .USR file to your desktop (command-v or right-click).

Preparing your old REST.USR file

Click once to highlight the file name; click a second time to edit.

Renaming your old REST file

a. Highlight and rename this file REST_old.USR

***NOTE: Verify that you have re-named the REST file EXACTLY REST_old.USR or the updater will not work successfully!

b. Copy (or drag) the REST_old.USR file

and Paste into the New REST 4.0 Folder.

With REST_old.USR now located in the RESTv4.0 folder, you are ready to run the updater.

Ready to Run the Updater

Launch REST v4.0

Double-click the REST icon to open REST.

First Login Information


Open REST using:

Account Name: Demo User
Password: demouser

Click "OK"

Click the "Update" button.

Verify that each step has been followed.

Click "Continue with Update" when you are ready to proceed.

REST Sample Action Templates

Click "No, do not include" if you already have the REST Sample Action Templates in your current copy of REST.

NOTE: REST 4.0 has one additional Action Template that can be used/modified for reoccurring event's like Office Meetings every Tuesday. If you would like to add that additional Action Template, click YES, Include and REST will include the Sample Action Templates. After the update, please check your Action Templates and delete any older duplicated Templates if you find you do not need them.

REST Sample Mail Templates

Click "No, do not include" if you already have the REST Sample Mail Templates in your current copy of REST.

b. Click "Proceed".

Opening Old REST for Update

The updater will now open your old copy of REST.

Enter your normal Owner-level account name and password.

Click "OK"

Converting FileMaker Files to new version

If you receive this dialog, click OK.

REST may need to convert the old file format to a new format.

After clicking OK you will be asked to enter your Owner-level account Name and Password once more.

Record Assignment

Read the dialog box, and click "Continue". In Single User REST there is only one user.

Update Complete!

Click Quit

Now you can launch your updated version of REST to begin using.

Update Notes:

After your update is complete we recommend you perform a little clean up.
- Remove the REST_old.USR file from the new REST folder.
- Keep the New REST icon in your dock
- Remove the old REST icon from your dock to prevent opening the older version
- Once you are confident that your new Version of REST has updated, you can delete or archive the
older version of REST.