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Strange characters

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eduardo

Hello,
All of a suden, beersmith started showing only strange characters instead of numbers. I have tried a bunch of things, including unistalling and deleting the folder at ..\appdata\local\virtualstore\programfiles and installing again. Also, I've dowloaded a zip file from another post with a .exe fix from march/2009.
Any clue of what’s going on? Are my recipes all corrupted and lost?? (I saved a copy of the folders before deleting them…)
Regards,
Eduardo
 

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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. 

Let me know if you have continued problems!  So far we've had no one lose any data and I've been able to get everyone back up and running quickly.
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Cheers!

Brad Smith
 
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eduardo

Brad,
thanks. I have just figured it out. I have used a program that changed the regional setting of my computer and surprisingly left blank both decimal and thousand/digit grouping. I'm back in track.
Tks,
Eduardo
 
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