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Hdb2Win Version 2.4.1

Important Advice

SR14 for the PaleoTax Application could not be installed on certain computers. If this applies to you, please install Hdb2Win again and try to update your database to SR14. The whole package was updated by July, 25, 2018. It does not concern the program (that kept unchanged), only SR14. User of PalCol do not need to reinstall the program.

Advice for users of release 2.4

The following release 2.4.1 of the program includes also the files you need to update to SR14 (PaleoTax) / SR6 (PalCol).

  • make first backup copies,
  • install then Hdb2Win/PaleoTax 2.4 and
  • install finally SR14 / SR6. SR6 was already published in April 2016, so if you installed this SR you do not need to install it again.
Release and Components

Hdb2Win 2.4.1 is released in one executable archive. Installation should work without problems under Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7/8/10.

The archive contains the following components

  • Hdb2Win System - Basic files for new installation and update. Required for all users.
  • PaleoTax Database Structure SR 14 - PaleoTax data base structure for new installation and update. Only for PaleoTax [Taxonomic data base] users required.
  • PalCol Database Structure SR 6 - PalCol data base structure for new installation and update. Only for PalCol [Collection data base] users required.
  • PaleoTax / Graph - PaleoTax graphic package for new installation and update (Version 2.1 May 2018). Only required for PaleoTax users who estimate their database.
  • PaleoTax / Map - Map program package new version and update (Version 2.1 May 2018). Only required for PaleoTax users who would like to plot localities, genera and species.
  • PaleoTax / Measure - Measure tool is not anymore included here. User who would like to work with PaleoTax/Measure, please go directly to PaleoTax/Measure and download a much smaller archive.
How to install the software

  • Download the archive.
  • Start this executable archive.
  • Install the required moduls.
  • User who install HDB2WIN for the first time, do not need to execute any Service Release.
    User, who have installed an older version before, need to update their data structure: .../[user]/documents/HDB2WIN/PTX_SR14/SR14.PRF (for PaleoTax) /HDB2WIN/PCL_SR6/SR6 (for PalCol).

Hdb2Win (25 July 2018) hdb24152b.exe (3.2 MB)

Symantec Norton Antivirus erroneously regards hdbxx.exe a dangerous file which is related with "WS.Reputation.1". This trouble often happens to new executable files with a few users, and the downloaded file is automatically deleted by Norton.


Documentation on Hdb2Win 2.4.1, Service Releases, PaleoTax/Measure can be downloaded here.
For PaleoTax 2.0 a German Handbuch, for PaleoTax 2.1 a manual in the English language is available. Please check also the list of extra documentation as PDF files.

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© Hannes Löser, Hermosillo, Sonora, México.
Updated : 07-24-2018.