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Old 06-10-2009, 08:27 PM   #1
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I own a copy of Beersmith. I have one version on my work computer (oh no!) and one on my home computer. I would like to transfer all my recipe files from one computer to the other, so they are identical. I would probably like to do this once a week or so, instead of printing off recipe sheets, then putting them in by hand on the other computer.

Another quick question. Is beersmith updated regularly?


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IIRC, this is done by renaming the recipes.bsm file to something else, recipes2.bsm for example, opening the recipes2 file in the scratchpad and then copy pasting. It's the same process as if you were adding info from the available grains, etc..., files found in the downloadables section of the beersmith website.

I have only ever seen a major version update and downloadables in the 2+ years I have had the software. I have yet to ever see the update tool do anything more than waste a minute of my time watching it look.


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The really easy way is to copy all the files onto a thumbdrive. Copy the ENTIRE program files folder, which also includes the recipe files. Then you can just run it from your thumbdrive!
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I think I figured it out. Click on My Recipes folder, or whatever folder you want to copy over, then click File>Export as. I chose the email option, and emailed the 200kb My Recipes.bsm file to myself. I will check tonight at home to see if it worked.

Yah, thats right, I use my beersmith at work more than my beersmith at home. Go figure.
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The really easy way is to copy all the files onto a thumbdrive. Copy the ENTIRE program files folder, which also includes the recipe files. Then you can just run it from your thumbdrive!
+1

I just recently installed BeerSmith on my Laptop so I can have it easily accessible when I brew. I installed the program and then just copied the entire program folder from my desktop into the folder on the laptop and everything is intact in both places.
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Old 06-11-2009, 05:56 PM   #6
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Thumbdrive idea sounds good, although I don't have one. I just export them as ODaniels.bsm to my Documents folder, upload that file online, download it elsewhere and Import into BeerSmith.
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Actually all you have to do is to copy the recipes.bsm file and paste it onto the other. Just select "Yes" when it asks if you want to replace the file.

I did that to move it off of my work computer.
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I have only ever seen a major version update and downloadables in the 2+ years I have had the software. I have yet to ever see the update tool do anything more than waste a minute of my time watching it look.

Where does one find these "downloadables" of which you speak?!?

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The really easy way is to copy all the files onto a thumbdrive. Copy the ENTIRE program files folder, which also includes the recipe files. Then you can just run it from your thumbdrive!
seriously? that is bad ass.


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