Upgrade to FoodWorks 10 Professional

These instructions are for users of FoodWorks 9 Professional (or an earlier version) who are upgrading to FoodWorks 10 Professional.

These instructions are also applicable to FoodWorks Premium.

What's New in FoodWorks 10 Professional 

Upgrading to FoodWorks 10 Professional

Before you begin

Make sure you have a back-up copy of your database.

NOTE: When you open a database created in an earlier version of FoodWorks in FoodWorks 10, that database can no longer be opened in the earlier version of FoodWorks.

STEP 1 - Download and install FoodWorks 10

You must have administrator permissions to be able to install software.

To download and install FoodWorks 10, click the link below:

Download FoodWorks 10

Follow the instructions shown.

STEP 2 - Start using FoodWorks 10

To start using FoodWorks 10:

  1. Click the Windows Start button, then locate and click FoodWorks 10.
  2. Read the License Agreement and click I accept to continue.
  3. The Welcome window is displayed. Enter your new FoodWorks 10 product key. If you do not have a FoodWorks 10 product key, you can click Start Trial to get working straight away. (You can enter your product key at any time.)
  4. The Create or open database window is displayed:
    To open an existing database: Click Open and follow the prompts shown.  
    NOTE: If your database has been created using FoodWorks 7 or earlier, and uses Australian data sources, see Update your FoodWorks database (Australia), below.
    - To create a new database: Click Create and follow the prompts shown.

Update your FoodWorks database (Australia)

If you have a database created in an FoodWorks 7 or earlier which uses Australian data, then the first time this database is opened, FoodWorks 10 gives you the option to update your database to work with the new AusFoods and AusBrands data sources.

You can choose to update your database to use the new data sources or to continue as before:

- To use the new data sources: Click Yes and follow the prompts shown.

Your database settings will automatically be updated with the new data sources for your food selections, and with the new nutrients/components (including food groups). 

- To continue using your current database exactly as before (without any changes to the data sources or nutrients/components): Click No.


  • Changing the data sources (food selections) for your database not only changes the list of foods from which you will select for future work in the current database, it may also change the analysis for existing diets or recipes you have created.
  • To update your database manually at any time to take advantage of the new data sources and nutrients/components including food groups:
    1. On the File menu, click Database Properties.
    2. Click Update Database.



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