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Title: Changing default directory
Post by: Baron Von MunchKrausen on November 09, 2015, 03:29:17 PM
I have beersmith2 running on a work computer and home computer.
I changed the default directory to "Microsoft onedrive" in the cloud, which synchronizes any changes.
I was hoping recipes would show up automatically in the "My recipes" tree. Not that easy.
Can someone explain the procedure for retrieving recipes in this manner, or perhaps direct me to a tutorial?

Thank you.
Title: Re: Changing default directory
Post by: BeerSmith on November 15, 2015, 01:33:44 PM
Hi,
  The change documents directory (File menu) will move your data.  I do not recommend running from a cloud/shared drive however as there is nothing in BeerSmith to prevent it from overwriting data if you have more than one program accessing the network drive.  People have had data loss as a result.

  Also since BeerSmith writes archive and temporary data to the directory some cloud drives have latency issues that create problems with the sychronization. 

  I recommend using the cloud folder (BeerSmithRecipes.com account) to share recipe data across machines and using a local drive to store your data.

Brad
Title: Re: Changing default directory
Post by: Baron Von MunchKrausen on November 16, 2015, 02:50:23 PM
Thank you Brad.
Just as you described, I found it did not work well.
I'll revert back to the default directory and use the cloud for working copies between home and office.