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Upgrading to Ranch Manager Open

For Macintosh Computers, And Laptops

  • To get started, click on the link provided here. This will start the download of Ranch Manager's Installation Package. Click here to start the download.
  • The application will download and unzip to your Download folder.
  • Close all open windows on your computer.
  • Click on an empty space on your desktop to activate the Finder menu.
  • From the Go menu select Downloads. Finder will open to your Downloads folder.
  • Double click on the "RanchManagerOpen" folder
  • Select the RM Open app.
  • From the Edit menu select Copy RM Open.
  • From the Go menu select Applications.
  • From the Edit menu select Paste Item.
  • If prompted for your password, enter it now.
  • You can drag the application to your Dock Bar if you like, so it is easier to start in the future.
  • Click on the button labeled "Next".
  • Start the application now from the Applications folder or from the Dock Bar.
  • When Ranch Manager starts up you will be asked to enter your email address. Ranch Manager Open will use your email address to manage your license. Use an email address that you will remember when installing Ranch Manager in the future.
  • Once your email address has been entered, click OK.
  • You should get a message indicating that your license wasn't found. Select I am upgrading from an older version...
  • The next screen will show any older versions of Ranch Manager detected. Select your installation from the list.
    • Note: If your installation is not listed, select Browse and then navigate to the installation folder of your installation.
  • When done, click OK.
  • If all goes according to plan, your data will be moved over, and loaded into Ranch Manager Open!
  • Save your project.
    • Note: You can now upgrade Ranch Manager at no cost...so if you want to add additional livestock modules, you can do so by selecting Add/Remove Modules from the File menu.
  • We have moved to a new Community based Support system. In the future, if you need assistance with Ranch Manager, please start here.


If you have any questions or need assistance with your software, please select the Support link above! Thanks for using Ranch Manager!

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