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Old 11-26-2011, 06:53 PM   #1
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Default Exporting BSM files and saving and restoring

It's a long story, but I have an old XP computer that I love. The registry is totally corrupted by a trojan and I'm going to wipe the whole drive and try to start over.

I realize I can't re-download the Beersmith version I have, and I have to buy the new version. But I don't want to lose my recipes.

Can I export BSM files to an external drive (or Bob's computer), download the Beersmith program, and then move the BSM files into it?

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Old 11-26-2011, 07:02 PM   #2
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It's a long story, but I have an old XP computer that I love. The registry is totally corrupted by a trojan and I'm going to wipe the whole drive and try to start over.

I realize I can't re-download the Beersmith version I have, and I have to buy the new version. But I don't want to lose my recipes.

Can I export BSM files to an external drive (or Bob's computer), download the Beersmith program, and then move the BSM files into it?
Absolutely. I'd recommend exporting all of your recipes as BSM and XML just to be safe
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Why can't you download the previous version? It's available:

BeerSmith 1.4 Home Brewing Software

If you still have your activation code it should work just fine.

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Why can't you download the previous version? It's available:

BeerSmith 1.4 Home Brewing Software

If you still have your activation code it should work just fine.
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I looked and looked on that site for the 1.4 version, and didn't see it so I assumed it wasn't available. Of course, I've already restored my hard drive and don't have the product key anymore. Darn it!

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Yoop, you sure you don't have the product key in an old e-mail?

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I think you can e-mail Brad at Beersmith for your old key. It's worth a shot, anyway.

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I already paid for the new version, at $20.95, I thought it was reasonable.

The only thing I noticed was the "duplicate" button is gone. I used to use that to copy a recipe, change the date, and keep the updated version in order in the brew log. I'll have to play with it a bit, but otherwise it seems ok.
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I already paid for the new version, at $20.95, I thought it was reasonable.

The only thing I noticed was the "duplicate" button is gone. I used to use that to copy a recipe, change the date, and keep the updated version in order in the brew log. I'll have to play with it a bit, but otherwise it seems ok.
It's taken me awhile to get used to it, but I think I'm satisfied at this point. I bought it at the pre-sale price when first released and HATED it. I laid off of it for a couple of months and stayed with 1.4. I've been playing with new version again for a couple of weeks and getting used to it. There's still a lot I dislike about the layout and such (I use a netbook so screen size is a problem), but I'm beginning to like more and more.

I'm not quite ready to abandon 1.4 yet, though.
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I already paid for the new version, at $20.95, I thought it was reasonable.

The only thing I noticed was the "duplicate" button is gone. I used to use that to copy a recipe, change the date, and keep the updated version in order in the brew log. I'll have to play with it a bit, but otherwise it seems ok.
Bit late to the party, but Yoop when you open a recipe there is a "Save As" button in the top right corner. Hit that, enter a new name, and blammo: duplicate.
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