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Instructions to download and install the PC version of What’s In The Foods You Eat Search Tool

We suggest you print these instructions before you begin the download.

Internet Explorer: Click on File → Print → Print.
Netscape: Click on File → Print → Ok.

Please note:

  • Versions 1.0 through 4.1 can no longer be searched online.  Follow the instructions below to download these versions to your PC.
  • If you want to be able to use all versions, they must be installed in different directories.  Installing them in the same directory will result in one version overwriting the other.
  • If you currently have a version installed and want to update to the newest version and use only the newest version, then install the new version in the same directory where the existing version is currently installed.

Download file here:  
  File Version

Based on FNDDS

Survey year release cycle

      

FoodSearch5Install.exe 

 5.0

 v5.0

 2009 - 2010

 (updated May 2013)

      

FoodSearch4Install.exe 

 4.1

 v4.1

 2007 - 2008

 (updated May 2013)

      

FoodSearch3Install.exe 

 3.0

 v3.0

 2005 - 2006

 

FoodSearch2Install.exe 

 2.0

 v2.0

 2003 - 2004

 

FoodSearch1Install.exe 

 1.0

 v1.0

 2001 - 2002

 

System requirements

Download Install Program

Install Program

Start Program

Repair Program

Uninstall Program

 

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

The Search Tool requires the following on your PC to run:

  • Windows 2000 or XP (will not run on Vista, Windows 7 or Macintosh)

  • 75 megabytes of free hard disk space

  • Screen resolution set to at least 800 X 600 (1024 X 768 is optimal)

  • Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher

  • .NET Framework version 1.1  Note: this search program will not run with the .NET Framework 2.0

To see if .NET Framework is installed:

Click Start → Control Panel → Add or Remove Programs → scroll through the list of applications. If Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 is listed, it is already installed. If not, click here to download the .NET Framework from Microsoft’s website.


DOWNLOAD INSTALL PROGRAM

You will be downloading a self-extracting executable zip file that contains the Search Tool install program. The file size is about 12.5 MB.  Download time is about 1 minute using a broadband connection and 20 minutes using a dial-up connection.

  1. Write down the name of the .exe file you wish to download.
  2. To begin downloading, right-click your mouse on the link for that file. In the list that pops up, click on "Save link (target) as".
  3. In the "Save as" dialog box, select a destination directory in which to save the downloaded file.
  4. Click "Save" to begin the download.
  5. After the download is complete, use Windows Explorer or My Computer to locate the .exe file you downloaded in the destination directory.

INSTALL PROGRAM

  1. Double click on the downloaded file to begin installation.
  2. From the "What's in the Foods You Eat Setup Program" screen, follow the instructions to install. Click here to view detailed instructions.

Remember: If you want to be able to use 2 or more versions, they must be installed in different directories.  Installing them in the same directory will result in one version overwriting the other.

Note: If .NET Framework is not installed, a screen titled "Windows Installer Loader" appears.  Follow the instructions on this screen to install .NET Framework and return to step 1.

START PROGRAM

  1. EITHER double-click on the Food Search Tool icon on your desktop OR click on Start → Program → What's in the Foods You Eat.
  2. A dialog box headed "Starting What's in the Foods You Eat" will appear. The program window will open within a few seconds.

REPAIR PROGRAM

  1. If the Search Tool program is not working properly, you can repair it by double-clicking on the downloaded file.
  2. In the dialog box that appears, select "Repair", then click on "Next".  The repair program will overwrite the existing program.

UNINSTALL PROGRAM

  1. If you have installed the Search Tool on your computer and you want to uninstall it, double-click on the downloaded file.
  2. In the dialog box that appears, select "Uninstall", then click on "Next".  The uninstall program will remove the existing program.

Last Modified: 10/23/2013
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