Vault 3 Installation

32 and 64-bit Windows

Step 1: Install the Java Runtime Environment

  1. Browse to this url: http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp.
  2. Download the latest Java SE Runtime Environment (JRE) for the Windows Platform if you run a 32-bit Windows Operating System, otherwise download the Windows x64 version. Java 8 or later is required.
  3. After the download completes, run the file to install the Java Runtime Environment.

Step 2: Install Vault 3

  1. Download Vault 3 for 32-bit Windows or Vault 3 for 64-bit Windows.
  2. Unzip the file to your Windows "Program Files" folder, in a folder named "Vault 3".
  3. Right-click the desktop and select New / Shortcut.
  4. In the location text box enter this: javaw.exe -DConfigPath="%AppData%\Vault 3" -jar "%ProgramFiles%\Vault 3\vault_win.jar"
  5. Click the "Change Icon" button and specify this file path: %ProgramFiles%\Vault 3\vault3.ico.

Step 3: Run Vault 3

Double-click the desktop shortcut to launch Vault 3.

Vault 3 listens to a TCP/IP socket in order to ensure that only one instance of the program runs. If you have Windows Firewall enabled you'll see the following warning message. Click Unblock.

Windows Security Alert

Running Vault 3 on Windows machines from a Flash Drive

If you run Vault 3 on multiple machines, running Vault 3 from a flash drive can be a convenient option. Click Run Vault 3 from a Flash Drive for complete instructions.

32 and 64-bit Linux GTK (e.g. Ubuntu, etc.)

Step 1: Install the Java Runtime Environment

Java 8 or later is required.

Step 2: Install Vault 3

  1. Download Vault 3 for 32-bit Linux (GTK) (e.g. Ubuntu, etc.) or Vault 3 for 64-bit Linux (GTK) (e.g. Ubuntu, etc.).
  2. Unzip the file to a hard disc folder.
  3. Right-click the Desktop.
  4. Select Create Launcher.
  5. Enter Vault 3 in the Name text box.
  6. Enter the following in the Command text box: java -jar {folder into which you extracted the .zip file}/vault_linux_gtk.jar
  7. Click Close.

Step 3: Run Vault 3

Double-click the Vault 3 launcher.

32 and 64-bit Mac OS X

Step 1: Install the Java Runtime Environment

Java 8 or later is required.

Step 2: Install Vault 3

  1. Download Vault 3 for 32 or 64-bit Mac OS X
  2. Unzip the downloaded file to /Applications/Vault 3/Vault3Cocoa_x86_32 (32-bit) or /Applications/Vault 3/Vault3Cocoa_x86_64 (64-bit).
  3. Create an Automator workflow to launch Vault 3. Specify the appropriate command:

    32-bitjava -d32 -XstartOnFirstThread -jar "/Applications/Vault 3/Vault3Cocoa_x86_32/vault_mac.jar" &
    64-bitjava -XstartOnFirstThread -jar "/Applications/Vault 3/Vault3Cocoa_x86_64/vault_mac.jar" &

  4. Save the Automator workflow as an Application, in your /Applications folder.
  5. After you've launched Vault 3, right click the Vault 3 icon and set it to always display in the dock.

Convert Your Existing Vault and/or The Photo Program Files to Vault 3 Format

Download Vault 3