Installation

We strongly suggest that you shut down any opened applications. This will help ensure a smooth installation.

Note: Installing Navicat does not include the server installation. You should download and install the server manually.
For user who has been trying our unregistered version, just simply key in the Registration Key (16 digit) on the pop up Registration screen.

Installation for Download Version

  1. Download Navicat Mac OS X version.
  2. Open the .dmg file.
  3. Drag Navicat to your Applications folder to install.
  4. After installed, key in the Registration Key (16 digit) on the pop up Registration screen and click Activate to online activate the key.

Installation for CD Version

  1. Load the Navicat CD Installation disk into the CD-ROM drive.
  2. Open the .dmg file.
  3. Drag Navicat to your Applications folder to install.
  4. After installed, key in the Registration Key (16 digit) on the pop up Registration screen and click Activate to online activate the key.

Migrate Navicat to new computer

  1. In Navicat, control-click anywhere in the connection tree and choose Export Connections. The exported file (.ncx) contains all your connection settings.
  2. Backup the exported file (.ncx).
  3. In Navicat, choose Navicat XXX -> Registration and click Deactivate to online deactivate the key.
  4. Uninstall Navicat from the existing computer.
  5. Re-install Navicat in the new computer.
  6. Control-click anywhere in the connection tree and choose Import Connections in the new computer.

When a new connection is being established, Navicat will create a subfolder, with name in line with the database, under the Settings Location. Most files are stored within this subfolder. To look for the path, control-click the connection and choose Connection Properties -> Advanced -> Settings Location.