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Installing Bifrost QC

Release information regarding new versions of Bifrost QC is published on our user forum. Please sign up to receive release information:

Install Process

Double click on the software installer to start the installation :


The actual installer filename version might be different to that shown above.

Complete each step, pressing the Next button to continue.

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Choose options.

Note: Quicktime should be installed on new installations.

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Install Locations

Where we say <VERSION>, use the application version string e.g. 2014_1

Executables and libraries are installed in folder:

C:\Program Files\BifrostQC\<VERSION>\

Application configuration is installed into folders :


The installer itself is copied to the folder:


The installation process will never touch your application configuration, projects or preferences. It will only install or update program executables and libraries. The installer can be safely re-run any time.

Environment Variables

A number of environment variables are setup as part of the installation process. These configure the location of the preference files and license location.

BIFROST_LICENSE_DIR Set to the folder containing the product license file (license.flic) e.g. C:\BifrostQC\License
BIFROST_ROOT_V2014_1 Set to the "root" folder i.e. the folder containing the main preference file general.prefs e.g. C:\BifrostQC\<VERSION>\root

For details on how to request a license, see : Licensing.

When received, the license string should be placed in the following file:


If you encounter any license problems, please see the troubleshooting steps on our Licensing page.


To Run the software, double click on the program shortcut on your desktop :


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