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BeerSmith Software => Support for v1.4 => Topic started by: mcarb on January 19, 2011, 09:12:52 AM

Title: Why are my ingredients invisible
Post by: mcarb on January 19, 2011, 09:12:52 AM
For some reason, when I either open an existing recipe or try to create a new recipe, I can add all of the ingredients I want and everything works, it will show up on the brewday sheet and everything. But on the main recipe creating page the box where the ingredients should show up is empty. It has only recently started doing this (I think after I paid for the full program)? Should I reinstall or is there a quick fix?
Title: Re: Why are my ingredients invisible
Post by: BeerSmith on January 19, 2011, 10:00:49 AM
Hi,

  In most cases this is caused by a corrupt "newopts14.opts" file.

  By default BeerSmith is in the "C:\Program Files\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\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.

  If you delete the newopts14.opts directory there you should be in business.   
Title: Re: Why are my ingredients invisible
Post by: mcarb on January 19, 2011, 10:35:50 AM
Thanks Brad, that did the trick
Title: Re: Why are my ingredients invisible
Post by: cookiedds on January 22, 2011, 07:25:40 PM
I just had the same problem today.  I had just finished brewing 3 all grain 5 gallon batches (busy day) and a friend asked for some of my other recipies I had formulated on BeerSmith.  I opened the BeerSmith, clicked on the first recipe and all was good except no ingredients were listed.  I paniced for a while then got on the forum and found this simple fix.  Thanks again for your great product, can't wait for the new version to come out and I hope it has a sweet refractometer spreadsheet plug in to streamling gravities for me.