The links below can be used to download Exact Change,
whether you're just looking to take the program for a test drive or you
want to install the full licensed program.
You can take Exact Change for a test drive and see first hand how it can
help you organize your collection with features and functionality that coin
collecting software has never before offered.
the program is a very simple process. Just click on the
appropriate link below to download the program. Run this program
to install the demo. After you install the trial
version, an Exact Change Icon will appear in your windows start menu if you've
installed the Windows edition, or in your Applications folder if you've installed
the Macintosh edition.
A window like the one at right will appear when you run the
program; just click on "Continue in trial mode" to take Exact Change for a test
drive. Or, if you already have an Exact Change license, you can enter it in that
window to activate the full program without trial mode restrictions. If you try
out the program and then place an order, you'll receive a
license code which you can enter into that window to fully activate the program;
you don't need to uninstall the demo and install a different program.
In addition to downloading the demo program, we
encourage you to download the user
So what's in the trial version?
The trial version allows you to explore most of the program but does have a few
changes from the registered version. While Exact Change includes over
85,000 images, that could make an enormous download; therefore the demo uses the
same sample images to represent each coin type. The trial version is limited
to 30 coin entries but does not have any
time limit, so you can evaluate it for as long as you'd like before reaching the
inevitable conclusion that Exact Change is the right tool for managing your
Click here to download the Windows edition of Exact Change
File Name: ExactChangeWindowsSetup.exe
Click here to download the Mac edition of Exact Change
File Name: ExactChangeMacSetup.zip
There are many antivirus and firewall programs available and some are
overly zealous in blocking apps from small developers. Coin
inventory software is a relatively small niche, and many antivirus
vendors require exorbitant annual fees to be recognized on their default
white list. To minimize the cost of Exact Change, and to adhere to
our policy on "no annual or recurring fees", we do not subscribe to any
such programs. For this reason, you may need to configure your
firewall program so that Exact Change can access the files it needs and
communicate with our web server for program updates. Below are some
Firewall and anti-virus Notes:
Microsoft Edge (Web
(Windows default antivirus)
Exact Change is provided directly from the Wild Man Software web
sever rather than through the Apple iStore. Because Apple promotes
the iStore as the sole distributor for all Mac software, the operating
system will display a message whenever you run a program that didn't
come from the iStore:
The solution is to just hold down the Control (CTRL) key as you click
on the icon to launch to installation program. The operating
system will then display a slightly different message which gives you
the option of proceeding:
Just click on the "Open" button to proceed with the installation
When you download the installation program using edge, you may see a
message like this:
If you place your mouse cursor over that message, it will display two
icons, a trash can and an ellipsis
Click on the ellipsis and a menu will appear like this:
Click on the "Keep" menu option and Edge will then display the window
below which again asks you if you'd like to keep the file:
Click on the "Keep anyway" option and Edge will finally give you the
option of opening the file...
Defender (Windows default antivirus)
Configuring Defender to allow Exact
Change access to the internet (for downloading spot
prices, images, price lists and program updates)
Microsoft Defender may prevent Exact Change from downloading files
for program updates. If that's the case, then it will prevent you
down downloading the daily spot price database as well as price lists,
images and program updates. To resolve that, it may be necessary
to configure Defender so that it allows Exact Change permission to
download teh files it needs.
In the Windows Control Panel is an icon labeled "System and
Security"; click on that icon...
You'll see an icon labeled "Windows Defender Firewall"; click on that
In the upper-left corner you'll see an option that says "Allow an app
or feature through Windows Defender Firewall'; click on that text...
Windows will display a list of programs that are allowed to access
the internet, you probably won't see Exact Change included on that list,
so click the button that says "Allow another App"...
Windows will display a list of applications that you've added to the
firewall (it's probably a blank list); click on the button labeled
Windows will prompt you to select the program file that you want to
grant internet access to; you should select the file
C:\Program Files\Exact Change\ExactChange.exe
Once you select that file, Exact Change will be included on the list
of allowed apps; just make sure that both the "Private" and "Public"
checkboxes are checked beside the program's name.
Configuring Defender to allow Exact
Change to access the Documents directory (where the program
ssaves price lists and other such data)
If, after installing Exact Change, you're missing the price lists or
the list of available reports is blank, then this section applies to
Starting with Windows 10 build 16232, Microsoft Defender includes a a
function called "Controlled Folder Access" which prevents any program
not graced with Microsoft's blessing from accessing certain directories,
most notably the Documents directory where Exact Chang stores data such
as price lists and report templates. This limitation can effect
both the installation program (the program you run to install Exact
Change) as well as the Exact Change program itself.
We recommend turning Controlled Folder Access off temporarily in
order to run the Exact Change installation program. Afterwards,
you can either leave it off, or you may choose to turn it back on and
add the Exact Change program to Defender's list of allowed programs.
Open Windows Security settings Settings
2nd Click on the Virus & threat protection icon
3rd Under Ransomeware protection, click on the
link that says Manage ransomware protection
4th Click and slide the switch under Controled
Folder Access to turn it off.
5th Run the installation program to install Exact
If you have not already downloaded the program, you can get it at
You can simply leave folder access control turned off, or you can flip
the switch (from step 4) to turn it back on.
If you turn Folder Access Control back on, you may need to add the
Exact Change program to Defender's "White list" of authorized programs,
You can do this by clicking on the link below the switch which says
"Allow an app through Controlled folder access". Note that this
link is visible only when the witch is in the "On" position.
You could actually just add the install program to the list of
allowed programs rather than turning Folder Access Control off while you
run the installation program.