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Re: Error: Another copy of BeerSmith is already running.
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2012, 11:17:47 PM »
Joe,
  For the most recent case of this I had, deleting the lock file which is located in your Home directory corrected this:
  - Reboot your computer to make sure no BeerSmith processes are hung in the background
  - Delete the file "BeerSmith2-Doc" which is likely in your Home directory
  - Then restart BeerSmith.

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Re: Error: Another copy of BeerSmith is already running.
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2012, 04:07:30 AM »
That seems to have worked...

thanks for the help Brad!

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Re: Error: Another copy of BeerSmith is already running.
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2013, 12:43:31 AM »
I just had the same issue and Brad's fix took care of it.

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Re: Error: Another copy of BeerSmith is already running.
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2013, 10:14:00 AM »
Brad,

Just to be absolutely clear you mean to

1) rename your Beersmith 2 folder in your documents folder...contains recipes and equipment profiles

2) Delete Beersmith 2 application from application portion?  that's all I see in my home directory.

3) Install a new copy of BS and enter product key then copy and paste in recipes?

 I'm really not a mac person but have to use a laptop for work which has kind of become the brewery computer as well.   I really need to use the program but don't want to manually enter all the recipes from hardcopy printouts.

Cheers,
Eric
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Re: Error: Another copy of BeerSmith is already running.
« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2013, 08:30:03 AM »
Brad,

Just letting you  know that I encountered this error this morning and deleting the file from the home directory corrected the issue.

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Re: Error: Another copy of BeerSmith is already running.
« Reply #20 on: August 19, 2014, 06:43:59 PM »
Hi,

I`m having the same problem and I already tried all you said before, from reset the computer to try to reinstall the beer smith and nothing work. Any idea about what is happening?

Thanks,
Victor

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Re: Error: Another copy of BeerSmith is already running.
« Reply #21 on: August 28, 2014, 06:13:47 PM »
I'm getting the same error message on my Mac now. I can't open Beersmith after a machine reboot.
Help!

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Re: Error: Another copy of BeerSmith is already running.
« Reply #22 on: September 06, 2014, 07:04:22 PM »
This just happened to me. I think BS2 crashed while was using it recently, and when I went to use it today it wouldn't open

Deleting the lock file in my home directory fixed the issue

The lock file is named

"BeerSmith2-[userid]"

Where [userid] is your short username.

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Re: Error: Another copy of BeerSmith is already running.
« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2014, 06:33:30 AM »
I am running on a Mac. And am now having this "Another Copy of BeerSmith is running..." screen popping up. I do not have another computer running the software. I have restarted the computer 3-4 times, checked partitions using disk utility. Tried locating locked files in the Application Package and the Documents folder but have found none.
Any quick help would be greatly appreciated as I am in the middle of an order and need to access my recipes to scale them up.

Thank You.

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Re: Error: Another copy of BeerSmith is already running.
« Reply #24 on: December 17, 2014, 09:44:35 AM »
The easy fix.

Rename the Beersmith2 folder (under documents)
Restart your Mac
Try to start B2
Click Exit when it wants the access key.
Rename the old folder back to Beersmith2.
Start B2, with all our old data.


 

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