In this case you can start the FotoWare activation wizard manually. Open the Windows start menu / home screen an start typing Activate licenses. When the start menu shows the Activate licenses shortcut, click on it to start the activation wizard and fill in the product key as instructed.
An alternative way to start the activation wizard is to choose Start - Run and type fwappactwiz and press OK. That will also start the FotoWare Activation Wizard.
Open the Terminal application on the mac and type the following to start the Activation Wizard:
Replace <product key> with the product activation key for your FotoStation license and omit the brackets < >
- Go to the Control Panel and select "Services" - FLEXnet Licensing Service. If this service is not present then you need to run the FotoWare installer again. If the service is there and started, then proceed to the next point.
- Go to C:\ProgramData\FlexNet and delete the activation files "fotoware_006ef600_event" and "fotoware_006ef600_tsf.data" (or similar). Do NOT delete anything else. Other products that use the same activation scheme also store files here - these must NOT be deleted. (If you cannot see the _tsf.data file, check the Windows folder settings and make sure that hidden files are being shown.)
- Try to activate your product key again: Hit Start | Run "fwappactwiz" and enter your activation code. Then try to restart the FotoWare application.
- In the Finder, open the Go menu and choose Go to Folder
- Type in:
- Find two files that are named somewhat like this:
- Delete these files and try again to launch FotoStation and activate your product key.
This error code means that your product key is no longer valid. It has likely been replaced at some point by an SMA renewal.
You need to log into your account here: https://licenses.fotoware.com/licenses
Now click on the Licenses in the top banner to retrieve your product key. If the key that is there is the same as the one you are trying to activate, then go to the Agreements tab. It is possible that you have an SMA that is ready for fulfillment.
After fulfilling your SMA, a new key will be delivered to the primary contact person associated with the SMA (you can see who on the Agreements tab).
New licenses will also be available under Licenses once they're issued.
Problem: My computer has been replaced and I cannot activate again. What do I do now?
No worries, if you forgot to deactivate your old computer (or didn’t get the chance), we can help.
Use the form below to reset your activation key. You can then use it again activate FotoStation on your new computer.