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.

Opening the Bix installation file

Double-click the file to start the installation program. If Windows asks you to confirm this operation, click Run.

Running the Bix installation file

Select your language preference and click OK.

Selecting installation language

Click Next to continue.

The Bix Setup Wizard

The installer will ask you to accept the License Agreement. Click I Agree.

Accepting the end user license agreement

Please wait while Bix is being installed.

Selecting destination folder for the Bix installation

Click Next.

Bix is being installed please wait

Click Finish to complete the installation.

Click Finish to complete installation

The Bix login screen will be displayed. Enter your e-mail and password and click Log in.

Logging into Bix with domain name e-mail and password

From the list of drives select the drive you want to use. Click Next.

Selecting the drives to configure

Select the folders to sync, if you have any on your drive. Click Choose.

Selecting the drives to configure

Select where you want to place the folders, and click Sync.

Selecting the drives to configure

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.

Adding folders to be synced

From the list of folders you can select which to sync. By default it displays Documents, Pictures, Music or Videos - if these folders exist.

Selecting folders to sync

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.

Add other folders to sync

If you want to change the data location, right-click the Bix icon in the lower right corner of the screen.

Bix can be accessed via the system tray

Then click Preferences.

Selecting Settings in the menu

Click Job settings

Bix job settings

Click Move.

Changing the default data location

Select or create the folder you want to use for real-time sync and click OK.

Selecting the folder to use for real-time sync

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.

Cancelling sync by right-clicking the folder

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.

Accessing the Gracenote database for album information

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.

Accessing the context menu to add folders to sync

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.

Downloading folders from Bix to your computer

Restoring Folders from Bix

You can restore a folder or file on Bix to your computer by clicking Restore Files.

Restoring a file or folder on Bix

Select the folder or file to restore to your computer and click Restore.

Selecting the file or folder to restore to your computer

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.

Select local path for restore

Right-click any file and select View history to view the versions of your synced folders.

Viewing folder properties

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.

Viewing versions of synced folders

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.

Sharing an item as a link

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.

Selecting the duration of the sharing period

To share a file using email, click Email link and enter the recipient’s email addresses, subject, and a message and click Send email.

Sharing a file using email