Brother's Keeper version 6.5

This page was last updated on 20-Dec-2011

Go to the bottom of this page to download the program.

This page provides information about version 6.5 of BK. You may download the program free from this web site. Currently the 6.5 version is available in English, Norwegian, French (Canadian), French (Belgium), German, Danish, Icelandic and Czech and there are language files for Dutch, Dutch (Belgium), Slovenian, Slovak, Swedish, Finnish, Russian, Polish, Catalan, Portuguese, and Afrikaans (no foreign help files for those languages yet.) Check this page each month to see what updates are available. The BKSETUP6.EXE file contains ALL the languages mentioned above. If you want Norwegian, French, Danish, Dutch, or Swedish, and if you already have BK 6.0 or 6.1 or 6.2 or 6.3 installed, those languages are currently also in BKUPDTF.EXE. The file BKUPDATE.EXE contains only English.

Translators click here for Word6set 1.34 dated 08-Aug-2011

Version 6.5 is available on CD. The cost for the CD for registered users who update to version 6.5 is $22 if you want the new printed manual and the CD, or $17 for the CD only. Check the BK online store for details.

How BK 6.2 or 6.3 or 6.4 or 6.5 is different from BK 6.1

BK Version 6.2 has 2 new tabs on the Edit screen. One tab is for Media files (so you can attach sound and video files, and also have links to email and html pages. The other new tab is for To Do items or Research items. You can enter things you want to do regarding each person

The new < > buttons at the top of the Edit screen are Back and Forward buttons. So if you browse and pick Father, Father, Father, you can pick < three times to go back to the first person you started with. 

To read about other new features in BK 6.5 see the Recent Changes page.

Click here to read about how BK6 is different from BK5

If you want to download Brother's Keeper 6 you can click the link below and download either BKSETUPE.EXE which is the English only version (about 12 megabytes) or BKSETUP6.EXE which contains all languages (over 36 megabytes.) You may convert your data from 5.2 to 6 and you should make a backup of the data files in BK5 before converting and also make a backup in BK6 after converting. 

Note: If you already have the regular BK 6.0 or BK 6.1 or 6.2 or 6.3 or 6.4 or 6.5 installed, you can download just BKUPDATE.EXE which is over 7 megabytes. You only need to download ONE file.

If you start the install program and it says "corrupt installation" or it says the file size is smaller than expected, then the download did not finish. In that case, download again.

You only need to download ONE of the six files below.

(If you are getting any error related to a DLL or OCX file, then download one of the first 3 files below)

Download Full Program

version 6.5.5. - 19-Dec-2011

If you do NOT have a working BK6 already, pick one of these three choices and pick RUN

Download FULL program BKSETUPE.EXE (English only, 12 megs)

Download FULL program BKSETUP6.EXE (plus all languages mentioned, 36 megs)

Download BKSETUP6.ZIP same as above but in .zip format (use this only if you can not download EXE files - 36 megs)

Note: the 6.5 language translations are included for Danish, German, BEFrench, French, Dutch, Dutch2, Afrikaans, Polish, Norwegian, Slovak, and Swedish.

Download Update

version 6.5.5. - 19-Dec-2011

If you DO have BK6 already and it runs without any DLL errors, pick one of these three choices and pick RUN

If you ALREADY HAVE BK6 and ONLY want English, download BKUPDATE.EXE

If you already have BK6 and want English, Norwegian, Danish, French, Dutch, or Swedish download BKUPDTF.EXE

If you already have BK6 and want English, or German download BKUPDTG.EXE

If you use a language other than English, Norwegian, Danish, French, Dutch, German, or Swedish, you can either download the BKUPDATE.EXE file for the program update only, or the BKSETUP6.EXE file to also get the current language update - if there is one.

Click here to view the recent changes and bugs fixes in version 6.5

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