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Error on my laptop


Jul 8, 2015
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I'm getting an error on my laptop when the program loads. I'm running the latest Windows 10 Build 10162



Grandmaster Brewer
Sep 6, 2011
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Ventura, CA
You're ahead of most of us on this one. It's an automatic update for me, so, I don't have Win 10 installed, yet.

I would assume that this is just an installation error. If it isn't, a great number of us will find out, very soon.

Here's the outline for reinstalling BeerSmith and keeping your recipes, profiles and custom reports.

All of your recipes and profiles are stored in Documents/BeerSmith2. You will need to rename this folder and reinstall BeerSmith. 

How to repair BeerSmith:

- Rename your "Documents/BeerSmith2" directory to something else like "OldBeerSmith" which saves your data
  - Make sure you have the latest version of BeerSmith 2 installed from the main download page
  - Restart BeerSmith2 - which will create a new BeerSmith 2 directory with the sample recipes in it
  - You will likely have to enter your registration key again
  - Once you have BeerSmith running again, use the Open command to open your old Recipe.bsmx file
    that is now in your "OldBeerSmith" directory  and then copy/paste any recipes you need into
    your new "My Recipes" folder
  - You can do the same with Equipment.bsmx, Hops.bsmx, etc... if you have added items beyond
    those that came with BeerSmith 2
  - If you can't open one of the files (Recipe.bsmx for example), you can also try opening the numbered
    backups (Recipe1.bsmx, Recipe2.bsmx, etc...) - these contain older copies of the original.
  - Let me know if you have any problems - and please keep your "OldBeerSmith" directory around
    (the one you renamed earlier) as it will have all of your data in it!