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New PC. Backed up old PC. Did not backup BeerSmith.
« on: June 01, 2021, 07:15:43 PM »
Hello,

I bought a new PC.  I backed up my old PC, but I didn't go into BeerSmith and back it up (using the BeerSmith program).  I then performed a factory restore on old computer and gave it away. 

So...can I restore my recipes and equipment from the computer backup created using Macrium Reflect?


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Re: New PC. Backed up old PC. Did not backup BeerSmith.
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2021, 08:02:26 PM »
It depends on which version you had and which directories you backed up.  Version 2 stores data in Documents/BeerSmith2 by default.  Version 3.0 also stored data in Documents/BeerSmith3 but 3.1 and 3.2 store data under your AppData/Roaming directory which you may not have backed up.

Check those locations for the *.bsmx files which have the recipes and other data.

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Re: New PC. Backed up old PC. Did not backup BeerSmith.
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2021, 08:30:24 AM »
Macrium Reflect does allow you to browse and copy files form a backup image.  As Beersmith noted, locate your original data directory within the backup file and restore it to the appropriate path on the new computer.




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Re: New PC. Backed up old PC. Did not backup BeerSmith.
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2021, 12:28:02 PM »
If you can locate the BSMX files in the backup you should be able to recover from them:
You can learn more about how to open, copy and save BSMX data here:

   https://beersmith.com/blog/2019/01/27/sharing-beer-brewing-data-using-bsmx-files-in-beersmith/

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Re: New PC. Backed up old PC. Did not backup BeerSmith.
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2021, 05:02:23 PM »
Brad,
Thanks so much.  I was able to use the Macrium Reflect backup image to restore the files in the AppData/Roaming directory.  Many thanks.  My recipes and equipment are restored and I can now plan for my first summer brew.

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Re: New PC. Backed up old PC. Did not backup BeerSmith.
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2021, 06:18:18 PM »
Glad you are up and running!

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