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Beersmith will not save any new recipes
« on: May 04, 2011, 04:47:37 PM »
My recipes stopped showing up a while back. I went throw the fix that Brad suggested (delete file newopts14.opts). At that point my recipes came back. Now it will not save any new recipes or changes I make to the old ones. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the software and nothing has worked.

Has this happened to anybody else? Any fixes out there?? ???

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Re: Beersmith will not save any new recipes
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2011, 08:09:52 PM »
Hi,
  I've only seen a few cases of this and it is usually a user permissions problem/change.

  The best advice I have is to export your recipes to a BSM file (use the Export command).  Then reinstall BeerSmith, but install it to a subdirectory under your main user's Documents directory (such as "Documents/BeerSmith) - this will avoid any future permission issues.

  Finally, use the BSM file you saved to import and copy/paste your recipes back into your My Documents directory.

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Re: Beersmith will not save any new recipes
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2011, 06:20:32 PM »
Hey Brad-
Looks like that worked. Thanks for your help.
Clay

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Re: Beersmith will not save any new recipes
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2011, 01:17:35 PM »
I am having the same problem all of a sudden. I tried all the fixes including the one here but nothing is working. I have all my recipes backed up now until I find a fix but have lost some data permanently :( For reference I am using Windows 7 64-bit which I have been using for a year so I don't think it's the problem since this only started happening this week as near as I can tell.

Thanks,
Tom

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Re: Beersmith will not save any new recipes
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2011, 08:30:59 PM »
Hi,


  By default BeerSmith is in the "C:\Program Files (x86)\BeerSmith" directory.

  However under Vista you may also have a "Compatibility files" directory that shows up on the toolbar when you go to the BeerSmith directory.  This is where your data and the opts file likely lives.  The full path to the compatibility diectory is:  C:\Users\{USERNAME}\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\BeerSmith

  where {USERNAME} is your login name for Vista/Win 7.

  Note that on many systems this is a hidden/system directory which will not show up unless you go into the options for Windows file explorer and set it to show hidden/system files.

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