R-1 Electronic Filing System (REFS) Patches
Print Page

REFS patches will be made available when it is determined that a minor issue can be repaired by downloading a small patch to be distributed as a self extracting zip file.

You can install the patch by clicking on the link above and selecting RUN; then proceed to number 3 below “Install the Patch.”

If your operating system will not allow you to run this program directly from the internet, print out and follow all of the instructions below.

1. Download the patch

Right click on the REFS Patch (exe) on this web page above and select Save Target As. A Save Attachment box will appear. In the drop down area where it says Save in: select Desktop and click the “Save” button. You should see a box similar to this one.

1. Download the patch

If you’ve previously downloaded a REFS patch you may see this box, click YES

Previous download warning

When the download is complete you may see this box, click close.

Download complete

2. Locate the saved file on your desktop (RefsPatch.exe). Double click on the file RefsPatch.exe.

3. Install the Patch

If you see the following security warning, click on the “Run” button.

Security warning

After you click Run, the following box will appear. Click on the “Unzip” button.

Unzip window

When the Unzip is complete, the following box will appear. Click on “OK”, then click on the X in the upper right corner to close the box.

Unzip complete window

4. Delete downloaded file.

If you installed the patch by first downloading the file, you can now delete the RefsPatch.exe icon from your desktop as it is no longer needed.

You are now ready to go back to the REFS program.

Electronic Filing is unavailable between 2:30-3:30 am for
routine overnight maintenance.