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BeerSmith Software => BeerSmith 3 Support => Topic started by: msweatt on July 05, 2021, 12:10:08 PM

Title: "Couldn't register clipboard format"
Post by: msweatt on July 05, 2021, 12:10:08 PM
I am getting this error, "Couldn't register clipboard format" when trying to open Beersmith 3.  The program opens, but all my data is missing.  No recipes, no equipment profiles, nothing.  Anyone seen this before and know how to fix it?
Title: Re: "Couldn't register clipboard format"
Post by: jomebrew on July 06, 2021, 08:21:45 AM
what version are you running?

This is a error message that comes from the cross platform software Beersmith uses (wxWidgets), not from Windows.

I suggest reinstalling Beersmith. But first, backup/copy your beersmith data directory just in case something else unexpected happens. I usually locate the beersmith data folder in Windows Explorer, right click on the folder and select Send to > Compressed (zipped) folder.

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void wxDataFormat::SetId(const wxString& format)
    m_format = (wxDataFormat::NativeFormat)::RegisterClipboardFormat(format.t_str());
    if ( !m_format )
        wxLogError(_("Couldn't register clipboard format '%s'."), format);