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Point BTP to a Different Library Folder

PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:47 pm
by Brewtus
I have BTP installed on a primary (Vista) machine and a secondary (XP), both on my home network. Sometimes someone else is using the primary computer, then I want to use the secondary computer to access the library of the primary computer. I have set up network sharing so that I can see the Vista's recipes from the XP computer.

A workaraound is to copy recipe files before and after I work on the secondary computer, but it would be so much easier if I could just permanently point the secondary computer to use the primary's recipes. Also, this way i don't have to worry about synchronization.

Edit: I realized that BTP can already relocate the library (Edit, Preferences). :oops: I got it working after three attempts. BTP complained that the library was either not a library or it was encrypted. BTP became unstable and I had to reboot twice. After the last reboot it is working as I had hoped.

one library two computers

PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:07 am
by slothrob
Good tip!

So, you can edit recipes from either computer and the other one sees the current changes?

Re: one library two computers

PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:20 am
by Brewtus
slothrob wrote:Good tip!

So, you can edit recipes from either computer and the other one sees the current changes?


Yes, that's right.

I don't know why I had trouble setting it up, but it is working now, from both ends. I suppose it is going to be important to have the primary computer on when starting BTP on the secondary, but that was the point of this anyway.

Re: one library two computers

PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:22 pm
by jeff
Brewtus wrote:I don't know why I had trouble setting it up, but it is working now, from both ends.

I love when stuff works :D