How to install FX Direct so I do not have to use the disc or download image when using the integrated FX Direct?

CCH FX Direct is intended to be run from a DVD but completing these steps will allow the program to be ran from a local disk.

  1. Complete an Integrated installation of CCH FX Direct.
  2. Copy specific files/folders from the CCH FX Direct DVD to the drive that contains the WFX32 folder.
  3. Edit the CTX.ini file.

Follow these steps to complete an Integrated installation of CCH FX Direct.

  1. Complete an integrated installation of CCH FX Direct. 

Follow these steps to copy over specific files/folders from the CCH FX Direct DVD to the drive that contains the WFX32 folder.

  1. Browse to Computer or Windows Explorer and locate the CCH FX Direct DVD or mapped folder and open it.
  2. Locate the WFXYY folder, right click on it and select Copy
    • YY = 2 digit tax year.
  3. Open the drive where the WFX32 folder is located, right click in the drive and select Paste.  The WFXYY folder needs to be placed outside of the WFX32  folder.
    • Note : Do not copy this folder into the WFX32 folder.  Copy to the folder that contains the WFX32 folder or the root of the same drive where WFX32 currently resides.
  4. Once the WFXYY folder finishes copying, open the WFXYY folder.
  5. Locate the DISPFIYY.DLL file, right click on it and select Copy.  
    • YY = 2 digit tax year.
  6. Browse to the WFX32 folder.  Right click and select Paste to place the DISPFIYY.DLL file into the WFX32 folder.
  7. Complete steps 1 through 6 for every year of FX Direct that is installed.

Follow these steps to edit the CTX.ini file.

  1. Open the WFX32 folder and locate the CTX.ini file. 
  2. Right click on the CTX.ini and select Copy.
  3. Right click your computer's desktop and select Paste to create a backup of that file.
  4. Open the CTX.ini file that is in the WFX32 folder.
  5. Select Edit > Replace.
  6. In the Find what line type the drive letter of the drive you installed FX Direct; your DVD drive letter.  (Example ?:\)
      • ? = the DVD drive letter.
      • make sure that you type a colon ":" after the drive letter.
    • In the Replace with line type the drive letter of the drive the WFX32 folder (Example ?:\)
      • ? = the drive letter.
      • make sure that you type a colon ":" after the drive letter.
  7. Select the Replace All button and then at the top select File and then Save.
    • Close the CTX.ini file.
  8. Now CCH Fx Direct will run without the DVD's.
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