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Old 04-10-2010, 12:08 AM   #1
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I opened a recipe in beersmith today and the ingredients list is blank. All of my recipes are like this. Closed beersmith, reopened, same thing, did a restart, same deal. Anyone else have this happen?

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Old 04-10-2010, 12:29 AM   #2
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I've had had a fair number of my recipes disappear from the 'My Recipes' list. Not all of them, just the last six months or so. In all fairness I can't be sure I didn't accidentally delete them (I've been known to consume beer at times), but I would expect that deleting just some from an extensive list would be a multi-step action as opposed to deleting them all. I've never had the ingredients disappear.

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Old 04-10-2010, 02:39 AM   #3
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Are you using Vista? If so, try this:

1. Open up "My Computer"
2. Locate Beersmith in your Program Files
3. Double click on Beersmith to open it up and "Compatibility Files" should show up on the toolbar
4. Locate "newopts14.opt" and delete
5. Reopen Beersmith and the ingredients in your recipes should be there

If you couldn't tell I've had this problem once or twice. I've heard it also works for Windows 7.

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Old 04-10-2010, 04:43 PM   #4
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Are you using Vista? If so, try this:

1. Open up "My Computer"
2. Locate Beersmith in your Program Files
3. Double click on Beersmith to open it up and "Compatibility Files" should show up on the toolbar
4. Locate "newopts14.opt" and delete
5. Reopen Beersmith and the ingredients in your recipes should be there

If you couldn't tell I've had this problem once or twice. I've heard it also works for Windows 7.
I am using vista, but that didn't seem to change anything.
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Old 04-10-2010, 05:21 PM   #5
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I did notice something: the ingredients are missing from the "edit recipe" page, however when I look at the brewsheet for any recipe, the ingredients are all there.

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Old 04-10-2010, 06:16 PM   #6
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Yeah that was the exact problem I was having too. I just checked the thread I started on the Beersmith forum a while ago and it seems another thing I had done before to fix the problem was to delete the "options.bsm" file.

When that didn't seem to work deleting the "newopts14.opt" file was advice I got from Brad on the Beersmith forum and has since solved the problem.

Here's a link to the thread I started over there regarding the same problem. I'd pop in there and send him a PM or continue the thread if you're still having a problem. Good luck.

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Old 04-10-2010, 09:12 PM   #7
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Backup data. Uninstall. Install to C:\Users\YourUserName . Problem (should be) solved.

That eventually happened to me on Vista, I looked at some fixes and everything, this worked like a charm and it never happened again. When I installed Win7 I installed to Program Files and shortly after it happened again, so I did what I said, problem solved again.

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Old 04-11-2010, 03:05 PM   #8
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Transfered recipes to my desktop (XP), all look good. I'll get around to uninstalling beersmith from the laptop soon and see if that fixes it, but for the moment there is less urgency.

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Are you using Vista? If so, try this:

1. Open up "My Computer"
2. Locate Beersmith in your Program Files
3. Double click on Beersmith to open it up and "Compatibility Files" should show up on the toolbar
4. Locate "newopts14.opt" and delete
5. Reopen Beersmith and the ingredients in your recipes should be there

If you couldn't tell I've had this problem once or twice. I've heard it also works for Windows 7.
I've done this several times and its works but the file will appear every two or three months and my ingrediants are gone again. I have my updates set to "manual" but it still gets on there every once in a while. I guess Beersmith updates automatically even when set to manual. Any suggestions or is this something I have to live with?
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Old 12-21-2010, 03:31 PM   #10
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No idea. I've only had this issue a few times in the past couple of years. Head over to the Beersmith forum and post a thread there. I've had good luck with getting feedback on issues and questions from the creator of BS over there.

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