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Instructions for downloading financial data executable (EXE) files.

System Requirements for PC Users

PC running Windows 7 or higher.
Microsoft Access, or other compatible software.

To access the data:

  1. Right-click on the desired executable (EXE) link.
  2. Select Save target as.
  3. Select a destination for the EXE file when the Save As window opens, then press the Save button.
  4. Double-click the .EXE file downloaded in step 3.
  5. Click Unzip to extract the files to the default directory (C drive); or click Browse to select a specific directory, then click Unzip.

Each self-extracting zipped file contains two files: a readme file and a Microsoft Access database file.

After the files are extracted, a message will display indicating that two files have been successfully extracted.

  1. Press the Close button or click on the X at the top right of the WinZip Self-Extractor window to close the WinZip window.
  2. Open Windows Explorer and navigate to the destination directory from step 3. You will find the Microsoft Access database and its accompanying readme file.
  3. Double-click the Microsoft Access database to view the data, or double-click the readme file to read about the data.

Questions:   Financial Accountability & Information Services | sacsinfo@cde.ca.gov | 916-322-1770
Last Reviewed: Monday, August 12, 2019