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    Mastercook 8: Help me move cookbooks to new computer?

    Chef #1540871
    Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:19 am
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    I had version 8 on my old computer, with some of my own cookbooks.
    Got a new computer and installed version 8 there too. I copied the cookbook files into the My COllections folder (using Explorer, or whatever), but Mastercook doesn't see them. It won't do the 'Merge' feature, since there is no old version of Mastercook installed.

    Can someone help?
    Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:35 am Groupie
    I can help but it will be a little later today
    Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:49 am Groupie
    I don't use MC anymore so I am not much help but here is a page that I found to be of help back when I did use it ~ ~ it's for many versions of MC.

    Sorry I couldn't be more help!
    Chef #1540871
    Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:17 am
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    That did it - Thanks! Easy when you know how, I guess.
    The tutorial pointed out 'Refresh Files List on the Tools menu. and that did the trick.
    Chef #1540871
    Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:22 am
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Hmm, I wonder why I'm a 'Fry Cook' poster. Doesn't seem me at all.

    I like Mastercook, and have used various versions for years. But - is there something way better? I do want the nutritional info, Don't care either way about pictures in the recipes.

    The only thing I don't like about Mastercook is that I can't get it to print on index cards (4x6). When a recipe won't fit on one side of the index card it always prints in on the bottom half of the same page - even when it implies it is going to print the first half and then allow me to flip the page.
    Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:08 am Groupie
    I'm glad you were able to get it to work!

    I don't really use any program anymore. When I want nutritional facts, I just put the recipe in as a private recipe here on Recipezaar (if it's not already here).

    The fry cook under your name will change the more you post ~
    from the FAQ ~

    What do the "chef titles" mean under the names in Forums?

    They are simply cute names indicating how long you have been posting in the Forums. They are based solely on the number of posts you've made and go in this order:

    Newbie Fry Cook
    Regular Line Cook
    Semi Experienced Sous Chef
    Experienced Head Chef
    Recipezaar Groupie

    You move up the ladder by posting on the boards in "Talk". The more you post, the faster you move up!
    Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:47 pm Groupie
    Can you move Zaar cookbooks to Mastercook? I have that program...haven't used it in years. But I am having problems with my Zaar cookbooks now that the changes are taking place. My recipes are moving from book to book....I'd like to save them myself on my hard drive.

    Can I just shift everything from Zaar to Mastercook?
    Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:50 pm
    Forum Host
    Chocolatl wrote:
    If you have Firefox, you can install the RecipeFox add-on. That will export recipes to Living Cookbook or Master Cook with two clicks.
    Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:28 am Groupie
    I have a group I belong to called MasterCook Discussion. They are very helpful there and can answer all of your questions. They also just announced that Mastercook 11 will be on sale in May. I just preordered a copy From Amazon. Should have by May 10. Anyway this group is very good at answering all these questions. Here is a link to the group~
    Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:22 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    I have Master Cook 4 and am getting a new computer with windows 7. I have nearly 500 recipes of mine on this software and need to put them on the new computer. Can you tell me how to merge the MC4 with MC11 ?
    Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:55 am
    Forum Host
    fisharan wrote:
    I have Master Cook 4 and am getting a new computer with windows 7. I have nearly 500 recipes of mine on this software and need to put them on the new computer. Can you tell me how to merge the MC4 with MC11 ?
    Welcome to the site, friend.

    If I were in your shoes, I'd go to the website recommended by RecipeNut in the post just prior to yours.
    Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:27 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Mastercook 8 how do you move old personal cookbooks into new computer and program.
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