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When you go to Tools > My Settings, you get the following message: “It was not possible to load your administrator settings file:…”


This is because the software isn’t pointing to the officesettings.xml file which is generally located in the Admin folder of your unpack. For Standalone installations, the file is located in C:\Program Files\NBS\NBS Building\Admin. For Network installations, this is where you did your unpack on the server i.e. [SERVER]\Program Files\NBS\NBS Building\Admin.


After clicking on the ‘OK’ button, the ‘My Settings' window will pop up – click on the ‘File locations’ tab at the top. At the bottom you will see the Office Setting File Location along with a file path. You need to click on the button on the right of that path in order to browse to the location; you won’t be able to paste in the path.


Sometimes when you browse to the location, it may not show up. This is because the file is defaulted as a .tmp file (this can be viewed through your file browser):


Using your file browser, browse to the location of the file, make a copy of the officesettings.xml.tmp file and paste it in the same location, then rename the copied file to officesettings.xml - don't delete the .tmp files as they can be still used if the renamed files become unreadable or corrupt.

When you go back to your NBS software, it will appear to be selected:


Once you have clicked on the Open button, the program will prompt you to restart the software: