To get your HomeGauge Desktop Software to run on an Apple Macintosh computer, you will need to install a virtual machine program, Parallels being the most popular, then run Windows inside of that. This will require you to own a Windows license.
Next, install HomeGauge inside your Windows desktop that you're running on your Mac. You will most likely need to change your default data folder to get everything to work correctly (this may depend on your install and virtual machine program).
Important! Installing HomeGauge on Mac running Parallels will always install the HomeGauge Data Folder to the wrong root directory. By default Mac will install the Data Folder in Z:///. For HomeGauge to work you will have to move the Data Folder to the Windows C: Drive. Follow the instructions below.
To change your default data folder on a Mac:
- First, copy the entire HomeGauge folder located in your "Documents" folder (you can right-click on the HomeGauge folder and choose "copy")
- Next, go to the "C:" drive on your Windows virtual desktop. You can paste it directly in there, or a sub folder inside of the "C" drive if you prefer. You can right-click inside of the folder you want to paste it in and choose "paste")
- After the folder is copied, start up HomeGauge software and click Options - Advanced Folder Options
- Click Change Data Directory and choose the new location of your HomeGauge folder (such as C:\HomeGauge).
- Restart HomeGauge.
Note: HomeGauge does not provide support for Parallels, but does support any issues you may have with the HomeGauge Software once it's set up. If you have any problems with Parallels please visit the Parallels support page here: https://www.parallels.com/support/