Author Topic: How do I move all my recipes and ingredients to a new computer?  (Read 1106 times)

Offline cookiedds

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How do I move all my recipes and ingredients to a new computer?
« on: January 24, 2013, 12:35:23 PM »
I just installed Beersmith 2 on a new MacBook Pro and want to move all my recipes and ingredients from my old windows computer to this new one.  How would I go about importing the recipes and my custom ingredient lists from my old PC?

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Re: How do I move all my recipes and ingredients to a new computer?
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2013, 08:34:40 AM »
Check out the FAQ http://beersmith.com/faq/

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Re: How do I move all my recipes and ingredients to a new computer?
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2017, 07:38:01 PM »
This is driving me  a little crazy.

I have come across several different advisements on how to do this.
I bought a new computer because my old one was running Vista and it was time to upgrade.  I've installed BS on the new Windows 8 computer. I'm trying to bring my recipes over. I really don't want to cloud my recipes right now.
I've copied the documents/BeerSmith2 file folder to the new computer, but when BS2 opens, My Recipes only contains BS examples - not my own recipes.  I also notice that   when I look in the /BeerSmith2 folder my own recipes are stored as Recipe, Recipe1,...Recipe5 yet seem to all carry the same recipes.  What????

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Re: How do I move all my recipes and ingredients to a new computer?
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2017, 07:49:49 PM »
My Equipment profile didn't make it over either....

It's as if BS2 isn't really looking at the document file at all.

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Re: How do I move all my recipes and ingredients to a new computer?
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2017, 02:43:22 AM »
The way to accomplish the move is to first install BeerSmith on the new computer, then start it and enter your registration key. The key is Help > Registration. It's the same as the key on your previous computer. Then, close BeerSmith.

AFTER you've entered the registration key, copy the Documents/BeerSmith2 folder and use it to REPLACE the Documents/BeerSmith2 folder on the destination computer.

When you reopen BeerSmith, you should see the My Recipes tab and your recipes organized as before.

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Re: How do I move all my recipes and ingredients to a new computer?
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2017, 10:24:05 PM »
That's exactly what I did.
The files are there. I can open them myself.
But BS doesn't.

 

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