MATLAB is a popular software for numerical computing, data analysis, and visualization. MATLAB requires a license file to run and activate the software. The license file contains information about your license type, expiration date, and authorized products. Depending on your license type and operating system, the location of your license file may vary. In this article, we will show you how to find and use MATLAB R2010b license file for different scenarios.
Where to Find MATLAB R2010b License File
The location of your MATLAB R2010b license file depends on your license type and operating system. The license type can be one of the following:
Individual: A single-user license that is tied to your MathWorks account and can be activated on up to four computers.
Designated Computer: A single-user license that is tied to a specific computer and can only be activated on that computer.
Concurrent: A multi-user license that allows a limited number of users to run MATLAB simultaneously on any computer that can access the license server.
Network Named User: A multi-user license that allows a limited number of named users to run MATLAB on any computer that can access the license server.
The operating system can be one of the following:
The table below summarizes the location of your MATLAB R2010b license file for different combinations of license type and operating system.
Designated ComputerConcurrentNetwork Named UserWindowsC:\\Program Files\\MATLAB\\R2010b\\licenses
MacOS/Applications/MATLAB_R2010b.app/licenses (inside the MATLAB application package)
Linux$MATLAB/licenses (where $MATLAB is the MATLAB installation directory)
Note: The %AppData% folder in Windows and the .matlab folder in Linux are hidden by default. To access them, you need to enable the option to show hidden files and folders in your file explorer. The $USER variable in MacOS is the username you use to login to your computer.
How to Use MATLAB R2010b License File
The way you use your MATLAB R2010b license file depends on whether you are installing, activating, or updating MATLAB.
Installing MATLAB R2010b
If you are installing MATLAB R2010b for the first time, you need to have a File Installation Key (FIK) and an Activation Key. The FIK is a 25-character alphanumeric code that identifies the products you can install. The Activation Key is an 8-character code that links your license file to your computer. You can obtain these keys from the MathWorks website or from your license administrator if you are using a multi-user license.
To install MATLAB R2010b, follow these steps:
Download the MATLAB R2010b installer from the MathWorks website or use the installation DVD if you have one.
Run the installer and follow the instructions on the screen. When prompted, enter the FIK and select the products you want to install.
When the installation is complete, activate MATLAB using the Activation Key. You can activate online or offline depending on your internet connection. If you activate online, the installer will automatically download and install your license file. If you activate offline, you need to manually download and copy your license file to the appropriate a474f39169