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Can I extend my 30-day evaluation period for Robo-FTP?
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If your 30-day evaluation license has expired but you still need more time to complete your evaluation, then you may request a 30-day evaluation extension. This is a simple two part process. You must first submit some information generated by your installation of Robo-FTP. In return, we will send you a site key which you will enter into the software to unlock it for an additional 30 days.
This short tutorial walks you through the steps involved in this process.
NOTE: This tutorial applies to Robo-FTP v3.5.0. The steps may vary for older or newer versions. For Robo-FTP 3.9 and later, there is a button you can click to request an evaluation extension in the License tab of the Configurator.
Launch the main Robo-FTP window and selectfrom the menu.
Select Activate License... from the Help menu
Select manual activation and click.
Select manual activation
Choose the option to submit a license activation request and click.
Submit activation request
Complete and submit the activation request form. Leave the serial number as *EVAL* (or change it to *EVAL* if it has any other value) and be sure to enter "Evaluation extension request" in the Details field.
Complete activation request form
There are a few options at this point. Select the option that applies to your situation. This tutorial will show the steps for submitting an e-mail request from the same machine that has Robo-FTP installed. The steps will be similar for the other options.
Choose the option to submit your request by e-mail
Robo-FTP will confirm that you want to continue and then generate an outgoing e-mail with your default e-mail client. Simply send the e-mail and we will process your request as soon as we receive your e-mail.
Send the activation request e-mail
You will receive your 30-day evaluation site key by e-mail. You must enter this site key into Robo-FTP to unlock it and extend your evaluation period by another 30 days.
To enter the site key, you will complete some of the same steps as before when requesting the site key:
Launch the main Robo-FTP window and selectfrom the menu
Select manual activation and click
This time, instead of choosing to submit a request, select the option to enter a license activation site key.
Select the option to enter a key
Copy and paste the site key you received by e-mail into the Site Key field and click. You should now be licensed for an additional 30 days.
Copy and paste the site key
When you are ready to fully activate the software (for example, after you have purchased a license) you must manually remove the evaluation activation by choosing "Remove License..." from the Help menu in the Robo-FTP console and then fully activate the license following the instructions in the Help file.
Article last updated: 2017-12-22
Tags: Evaluation, Robo-FTP, activation, extension