Using Bix on Windows
Installing Bix on a Windows PC
After downloading the installation program for Windows, locate the file BixInstaller.exe on your computer. Many browsers save the file to your Downloads folder. Check your web browser preferences if you are unsure of the location.
Double-click the file to start the installation program. If Windows asks you to confirm this operation, click Run.
Select your language preference and click OK.
Click Next to continue.
The installer will ask you to accept the License Agreement. Click I Agree.
Please wait while Bix is being installed.
Click Finish to complete the installation.
The Bix login screen will be displayed. Enter your e-mail and password and click Log in.
From the list of drives select the drive you want to use. Click Next.
Select the folders to sync, if you have any on your drive. Click Choose.
Select where you want to place the folders, and click Sync.
Now your computer is ready to use the Bix application.
Syncing your folders to Bix
At any time, you can set up folders to sync to Bix. To set up folders, click Add folder at the top of the Bix File Viewer.
From the list of folders you can select which to sync. By default it displays Documents, Pictures, Music or Videos - if these folders exist.
If you wish to sync folders other than these predefined folders, click Add another folder and select the folder that you want to sync. Click OK and Bix immediately begins syncing the content of the selected folders to the cloud.
Your files will automatically synchronize to the default data location and shortcuts will be created.
If you want to change the data location, right-click the Bix icon in the lower right corner of the screen.
Then click Preferences.
Click Job settings
Select or create the folder you want to use for real-time sync and click OK.
To stop syncing a folder, right click the folder and select Cancel Sync while sync is in progress. By right-clicking the folder you can also view the folder and its properties.
Bix finds metadata like title, album and song name for all your music, using the Gracenote media database. While accessing Gracenote Powered by Gracenote is displayed in the File Viewer.
Using the Bix context menu
Right-click any folder on your computer to access the context menu.
You can use the context menu to add the folder to sync with Bix, share it with anyone, see the different versions available and get more information on how to use the application.
Downloading Folders from Bix
You can download any folder from Bix to your computer. To download a folder, click on Edit next to the folder you want to download. At the bottom select, Bix and my computer from the This folder should be stored drop-box and choose where to save the folder on your computer. Click Save.
Clicking save will download the folder to your computer.
Merging Folders in Bix
If you try to add a folder from your computer to Bix with the same name as an existing folder, you can choose to merge the folder on your computer with the folder on Bix, by clicking OK.
If you try to download a folder from Bix to your computer with the same name as an existing folder, you can choose to merge the folder on Bix with the folder on your computer, by clicking OK.
Restoring Folders from Bix
You can restore a folder or file on Bix to your computer by clicking Restore Files.
Select the folder or file to restore to your computer and click Restore.
Select the local path you want to restore to and click OK.
Viewing version and properties
Right-click a folder and select Properties to view detailed properties.
Right-click any file and select View history to view the versions of your synced folders.
Sharing files and folders
You can share your folders and files as links with anyone you want.
Right-click any synced file or folder, and click Share As Link to share the item.
Select the number of hours or days the item should be shared, and click Create sharable link. Please wait for the link to be generated.
You can copy the link by clicking Copy link. By default the link is valid for 3 days and you can change the validity of the link later.
To share a file using email, click Email link and enter the recipient’s email addresses, subject, and a message and click Send email.