How to Upgrade MindMapper 12 or 14 USB to MindMapper 16 USB for Free

Note:  MindMapper 16 USB is embedded with MindMapper 16 Professional edition and not the collaboration enabled Arena edition.

In a nutshell, you are deleting MindMapper 12 or 14 program files and replacing it with MindMapper 16 USB program files. Copying these files to any USB drives will not work.  You must have MM 12 or 14 USB.

  1. Plugin USB to your computer.

  1. Do not launch the start menu by not allowing the app from an unknown publisher to make changes to your device.

     However, if it is launched, please close it by clicking the X button.


  1. Go to your current MindMapper USB folder and delete Start.exe file and MindMapper Program folder. MindMapper Program folder is hidden, so you must change folder option to show hidden files



  1. From the following link, download MindMapper 16_USB zip file to the MindMapper 12 or 14 USB drive (if your browser allows) or default Download folder in your computer.


  1. Unzip the file and you will see a folder MindMapper16_USB created.


  1. Open the MindMapper16_USB folder and copy MindMapper Program and Start.exe


  1. Paste Start.exe and MindMapper Program to MindMapper 12 or 14 USB flash drive.


  1. When done, click Start.exe to launch the start menu and click Start to open MindMapper 16 USB which has MM16 Pro embedded.


If launch menu doesn’t show, go to MindMapper Program folder and double click MM.exe to start MindMapper 16 USB.


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