iMindMap Desktop - Manual Activation Instructions

Here are some clear instructions on how to perform the Manual Activation of iMindMap successfully:

iMindMap 8

iMindMap 7


You may need to perform this if you are attempting to run iMindMap from behind a proxy server or firewall which is blocking connection to our servers.




1. Run iMindMap 8

2. Enter your serial number:

 3. The following screen will appear, select 'Save activation File':


4. Locate a familiar location on your computer such as your Desktop and then click Save.

5. You will now need to upload the .IMXA file which has just been generated to the manual activation web page using the link below: - (If you do not have an account please sign up for one on this page and re log in to it after doing so)

6. After logging in scroll down to Step 2 on the web page and select 'Choose File' on the web page itself.

7. Locate and select the imm_activation.imxa file that you saved in Step 4 of these instructions.


8. Once you have selected the .IMXA file, select the Activate button.

9. You will then be able to download the activated .IMXL file needed to activate iMindMap 8 successfully.

10. Once you have downloaded the .IMXL file, go back to iMindMap 8 and choose 'Select Activation File'. Then choose the .IMXL file in order to activate iMindMap 8 successfully.



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1. Run iMindMap 7

2. Select 'I have a Serial Number' in the License assistant.

3. Enter your serial number.  

Here you may receive a message that you have no internet connection - Please select the Continue Offline button in the bottom right hand corner of the license screen and select the 'I have a serial number' and enter your serial number again.

 4. When the manual activation prompt appears select GET ACTIVATION FILE and choose a directory on your computer such as your desktop. This will then save a .IMXA File to your computer.



5. *****IMPORTANT STEP****** Next, open your web browser and log in to the following web page using your iMindMap Account user name and password:   -  (If you do not have an account please sign up for one on this page)



6. After logging in scroll down to STEP 2 and select 'CHOOSE FILE' on the web page itself.

7. Locate and select the imm_activation.imxa FILE that you saved in Step 4 of these instructions.


8. Then select Open and then the Activate button on the web page. This will then allow you to download a LICENSE.IMXL File.

9. Save this file to a familiar location on your computer such as your desktop. ***Do not open the file, just Save it.***

10. Go back to the iMindMap Software with the license activation assistant and select Continue.

11. You will now be asked to locate the activated license file (.IMXL). Select Browse and locate the .IMXL FILE you have just downloaded from the manual activation web page in Step 8 of these instructions.



12. Then select Finish.


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