Originally Posted by anteup
Is it as simple as cut&paste from My Documents folder to a folder on the network drive? And should I overwrite my program files on the laptop with the files from my PC. Here's what I'd like to do. Work on recipes and such at PC but use laptop on brewing days or in my brew cave.
I also use Dropbox and love it, but a network share should work even better.
In essence, if you're going to use Computer A, Computer B, and Network Folder C, here's how I did mine, with my recipes on A, and B was a new install:
1. Install the software on both computers.
2. On Computer A, use Beersmith's Change Documents Directory function to move the data on A to C. Close Beersmith.
3. Make a copy of C and put it in a temporary location.
4. On Computer B, use Beersmith's Change Documents Directory function to export the data on B to C. Close Beersmith.
5. Copy the copy of C from its temporary location back to C. The temporary data can be safely deleted once you confirm that both computers are pulling the correct data.
It is of the utmost importance that you do not have Beersmith open on both computers simultaneously, ever. Otherwise, the data files could become corrupted, or you might also see old data overwriting new.
You do not need to copy any data from the Program Data folder.