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    Brad May 11, 2010

    This solution im going to offer is a test and might not work. Try it. im sorry if it doesn't work i am just trying to help. normally i wouldn't offer my knowledge on something i dont know 100% but ima try.

    IF the recipees are the same format from v 6 to v 8 you might be able to do a drag and drop method to +add them into the new programs recipee book.

    Inorder to do this you need to understand how ROOTS work. (where a file is located on your hardrive and have to find it if you now skip this)


    C:\Program Files\Master Cook V6\Data\Book\######### . %%%

    this Root indicates a path on your "My Computers" Menu.

    the root is C:\ (a Hard Drive) Program Files (a Folder) Master Cook V6 (a Folder) Data (a Folder) Book (a Folder) ###### (a recipee name) %%% (the extension type that we have to see is compatable)

    Your programs root path may be different than this (it will be diff after mastercook v6) may be different than shown above its just an example of how you
    might navigate to find them I dont know where they are. if you have a shortcut to the program you may be able to right click and go to properties and see the root as well there may be a button labeled Find Target.

    Your root might not even be named Master Cook v6 it might be named the parent company who produce alot of software (uggg lol)

    once you do locate the Root its easier from here. You have to meticulously check each folder inside the root to find where the recipees are :( its boring and tuff and can be daunting but take your time and like i said one by one (start with files like data or book or recipees lol). Once you find a folder that you suspect holds all your recipees test it out. go into the software if you have to create a *dummy recipe* name it something obvious (try all capitols? if you noticed the suspected recipee file was alpha numerical name it a number or two first then 3 or 4 a's ex 01aaaa this would vault it to the outside of the folder mostlikely top or bottom :) if the dummy recipee you made shows up in the folder (after closing it or backing out one folder then going back it after its been saved in MC 6) then youve succesfully found the saved data of your recipees. try and notice how many files were added when you added 1 recipee hopefully its just 1 if not this is going to get harder (you would need to identify what comprise 1 save (this might require removing and storing all your recipees out of the software for a monent (just drag it out and make a new folder with the same name in its spot) (then make a dummy recipee again and see how many files were created ** Make sure the saved dummy recipee isnt being accessed by the software when your doing this or you might drag an extra file with you (usually invisible maybe jsut translucent) now that youve identified what one file is you might as well just leave those other files out there (where ever you dragged them to *****NOT INSIDE THE SOFTWARE FOLDER MAYBE YOUR DESKTOP?******

    then using the above mention methods locate the v8 root and the saved recipees in there move them to different location than your other recipees as they may have the same name for those folders (prepare a new folder on your desktop open it and drag the v8 saved recipees into that because its now in desktop\new folder\recipees\ and the names dont conflict

    now that you have NO recipees in v8 try dragging what you determined before to be 1 full saved file (hopefully one file maybe more) (note in extreme cases you may have to extract information from mutliple folders for 1 save :(

    now load up the software v8 and see if it can open it it should show either nothing at all or the dummy recipee.

    if the dummy recipee is their then the folder you took from v6 can be assimilated into the v8 software (as long as the names of the recipees dont interfere with the names in v8 (probably not but you could add them one by one and if there is an overwrite prompt then say no and rename the file and try until sucessfull)

    if the dummy recipee is not recognized replace the v8 recipees back into thier respective places and do the same for v6

    the only thing that i know of that can be done now is go and get v9 that ive heard is out that has a utility to assimlate various versions recipees for v9 (check to see how many versions back this assimilator is good for.



    To test to see if the "extensions" or "file types" are compatable we can do a couple things


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