I wrote up a few instructions on how to share and load programs to your CTX 3030. Keep in mind this document is a work in process and will probably be refined a few times based on user comments. I come from a computer background so sometimes I take things for granted when I write, so let me know if something is not clear:
1. Save the CTX program files to a folder on your desktop:
a ==> create new folder on desktop and name it whatever you want. I named mine CTX Programs
b ==> CTX program files have a .mlf extension
c ==> you can receive .mlf files via email or browse to a website that has .mlf files available
d ==> once you locate a .mlf file you want to save/use, save it to the CTX Programs folder that you created on your desktop.
e ==> in your desktop folder, make sure the file extension did not get changed to .zip (It will get changed if you used Internet Explorer to download. If the file extension did get changed to .zip extension, simply rename the file as .mlf extension
2. Load the program to Xchange2 and the CTX
a==> open XChange2 software on pc
b==> connect usb cable to pc and CTX
c==> turn CTX on
d==> in XChange2 program, on the left hand side of the screen, you should see "CTX 3030" listed as the first item in the list. followed by "ALL", "FILE", "RECYCLE". Consider these like folders on your pc. Now click on "CTX 3030", you will see all the programs currently stored on your CTX 3030. You can have up to 10 programs on the CTX at any one time.
e==> click on "file" now. You should see "Empty" in the middle pane. If there are items in this folder, you must save them if you need to and then clear the screen by moving the items (drag and drop) to the "RECYCLE" folder or clicking on the "Clear the contents of the file collection" icon.
f==> once you have a clear panel you can import one of the .mlf files from your desktop folder.
g==> click on the "Import a Minelab file" icon. The Import a minelab file popup appears. Now select "Choose File". From the desktop folder you created, select the .mlf file you want to import and click open.
h==> you now should see the title of the .mlf file in the center pane. Simply drag and drop it into the CTX folder and you have now loaded the program onto the CTX. Click on the CTX 3030 folder to make sure it is there. Now go back to the FILE folder and drag the program to the ALL tab to keep it in Xchange2 for future use.
You can shut down program and unhook everything at this point, YOU ARE DONE. Congrats.
The bottom line is you can receive a .mlf file in many ways (browsing, email, etc), but once the file is in your desktop folder, the procedure to load the CTX is the same.
If anyone is interested, we can go over editing/creating a program next. I'm also going to post a couple of helpful links to go over what we are doing here.
I tried to attach a .mlf file to use for testing, but forum does not allow it. If anyone wants a test file, PM me and I'll send it to you that way. The test file is GoneHunting's (Evan's) settings, which I use a lot. There a few files to test with here:http://www.findmall.com/read.php?87,1737486