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BeerSmith 3.1.08: Transferring computers
« on: December 28, 2020, 03:45:45 PM »
I'm running BeerSmith 3.1.08.  I need to transfer my BeerSmith information to a new computer. I looked at this FAQ: http://beersmith.com/faq/#:~:text=Next%20download%2C%20install%20and%20BeerSmith,directory%20on%20the%20new%20computer. It mentions copying the Documents/BeerSmith3 directory.

I don't think this is accurate for the version I'm running.  On my computer the files in this directory have not changed since 7/5/2020.  Meanwhile I made changes in BeerSmith as recent as yesterday.

Are there new/revised instructions that are applicable for BeerSmith 3.1.08?

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Re: BeerSmith 3.1.08: Transferring computers
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2020, 09:03:01 PM »
If you kept the app library location as default when setting up then the Beersmith3 file is located in: c:\Users\XXX\AppData\Roaming/Beersmith3

where XXX is your computer name.

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Re: BeerSmith 3.1.08: Transferring computers
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2020, 06:16:47 AM »
Thanks.  I didn't realize there was a setting for this.  I look for this setting so I have the precise location, filling in the XXX, for my installation.

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Re: BeerSmith 3.1.08: Transferring computers
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2020, 12:04:29 PM »
Best method with 3.1 is to use the File->Full Backup to Zip to create a zip file on the old computer.

Then move the zip file to the new computer, install BeerSmith and use File->Full Recover from Zip to recover from the zip file.

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Re: BeerSmith 3.1.08: Transferring computers
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2021, 12:20:53 PM »
Thanks.  I'll take the backup zip file approach.  Hopefully I'll get to it tomorrow.

 

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