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Offline Andylphillips

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Lost four months' data
« on: April 19, 2022, 08:34:45 AM »
Hi,
I was just entering some data into Beersmith 3 (Windows desktop version) when it became unstable (tabs v. slow to open). I closed the software and re-opened it and found that I'd lost two months of my brew log, plus a folder of 'next brews'. There was also an error message in a separate window saying that there was a .txt file missing. I've tried File->Open on the Recipes.bsmx file but all I see is the same four-month-old database. What's happened to my data?

I have a backup but unfortunately this is over a month old, so I've lost the data (recipe and brew log) for at least four brews. Any suggestions on how I can recover the missing data?

Thanks,
Andy

Offline Andylphillips

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Re: Lost four months' data
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2022, 03:14:54 PM »
Update: using the "Recover from Auto Backup" I managed to restore back to a point from about 6 weeks ago. But I've still lost the brewlog data on two brews, and both the brewlog and recipe for two more. Very irritating - I don't understand how this can happen.

Andy

Offline BOB357

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Re: Lost four months' data
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2022, 03:26:54 PM »
You might try Recover from Auto Backup. BeerSmith automatically backs up entries every few minutes. If you aren't running the latest version of BS3, you need to update.
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Offline Andylphillips

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Re: Lost four months' data
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2022, 03:29:01 PM »
A further update: I read through the replies to an earlier posting that mentioned lost data, and accessed the Archive through the icon on the ribbon. Fortunately, I managed to find all the lost data and copy/paste the missing records back into my BrewLog and Recipes folders. Panic over!

Andy