RIMMF Installation


Select the “Download” topic on the left, then download the software to your computer.

When the download is complete, double-click on the downloaded file to install RIMMF.

When the installation is complete, there should be an icon for RIMMF on your desktop.

Double-click on the RIMMF icon to start the program.


Because RIMMF installs files in the “Program Files” folder, you will need Administrative privileges to install the software. (If this is a problem, then read the 'Alternate Installation' section on the 'Download' page.)

The current version of RIMMF was not designed to be installed by anyone other than the Windows user that installs it1). For example, if you normally login to windows as “richard”, but cannot install software as this user, you will have to login as someone else (such as “administrator”) to install RIMMF.

If you find yourself in this situation (or if you are an admin installing RIMMF for someone else), there is an workaround. Login as an admin and install the software. Before logging out, go to the admin's My Documents folder and look for a folder named “RIMMF”. Copy (or move) this folder, and everything in it, to the My Documents folder of the user that does not have the administrative privleges. Then log out.

Here is a snap of the folder RIMMF will put in your My Documents, with the sub-folders on the right:

These folders are where all of your work in RIMMF will be saved.


This folder stores the “records” that you will create in RIMMF. In the current version, all records are stored in either plain text, or XML. This folder will be empty until you make some records.

element sets

This folder, which is subdivided by the RDA entities, contains the default element sets for each entity. Again, as with all files in RIMMF, these are simple tab-delimited text files.


This folder contains the data that is used to populate the tables in RIMMF. You could theoretically load these files into a program like Excel if you knew what you were doing. Whenever you change the property of an element in RIMMF, or add a new element or caption yourself, that change will be saved in this folder.


This folder, which is also subdivided by the RDA entities, contains the templates that you will use to create records in RIMMF. It is empty until you make some templates. The default template for each entity is basically a copy of one of the element sets (see above).


This folder is something that we are working on and will be empty at present.

This problem will be fixed in an upcoming version
menu/install.txt · Last modified: 2023/06/07 20:39 by
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