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My old computer was running Living Cookbook 2015 and it died. I have a backup of the hard drive but not a Living Cookbook backup file. How do I get my recipes into Living Cookbook on my new computer?

If you are running Windows 8, Windows 7 or Windows Vista, please try the following:
  1. Run Windows Explorer on your old computer (it doesn't matter which folder is selected).
  2. Click the Organize button at the top left (on the toolbar).
  3. Click Folder and Search Options.
  4. Click the View tab.
  5. Under "Hidden files and folders" click "Show hidden files and folders".
  6. Click OK.
  7. Locate the C:\Program Data\Radium Technologies\Living Cookbook\5.0 folder and copy the contents onto a USB drive (or CD or other removable media).
  8. Install Living Cookbook 2015 on your new computer.
  9. Repeat steps 1 through 6 on your new computer (assuming your new computer is also a Windows 8, Windows 7 or Vista computer).
  10. Copy the files and folders from step 7 to the C:\Program Data\Radium Technologies\Living Cookbook\5.0 folder.
  11. Run and register Living Cookbook 2015 on your new computer.

If you are running Windows XP, please try the following:

  1. Run Windows Explorer on your old computer (it doesn't matter which folder is selected).
  2. On the Tools menu, select Folder Options.
  3. Click the View tab.
  4. Under "Hidden files and folders" click "Show hidden files and folders".
  5. Click OK.
  6. Locate the C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Radium Technologies\Living Cookbook\5.0 folder and copy the contents onto a USB drive (or CD or other removable media).
  7. Install Living Cookbook 2015 on your new computer.
  8. Repeat steps 1 through 5 on your new computer (assuming your new computer is also an XP computer).
  9. Copy the files and folders from step 7 to the C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Radium Technologies\Living Cookbook\5.0 folder.
  10. Run and register Living Cookbook 2015 on your new computer.