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Csnnot import a previously exported book from a previous computer

I've followed the support page instructions some months ago to export a finished book as the pc was destined for replacement.

I now have the new pc and have copied over all the data files onto it and downloaded BookSmart software, which is working fine on my next book.

Wanting to check smething from my exported (previous) book I tried to import it but although BookSmart finds the exported file my I get an error message   'This file dos not appear to be exported from BookSmart'.

It's the only book I published so far and BookSmart is the only softtware I used to do this.

The file name is .....   mavis at 80.book

I've tried associating the book with BookSmart - the file icon changes (from the Windows unassociated icon) to display the Burb logo, but I still get the same message

VivF

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I am puzzled.

When in BookSmart you do a File.... Export.... Export Book Project the resultant file has a type of  .bookexport, not .book, so you should have a file named mavis at 80.bookexport.

The  mavis at 80.book is the master file of the collection of files that make up your book and is found in the BookSmartData folder (under sub folder mavis at 80). It is not the complete book and is not openable by associating the file type with BookSmart. It can only be used by BookSmart when you do a File....Open.

.....Tony

 

Tony Frankland 0 votes
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According to support, .book is a legitimate extender for previous versions of the software. They also suggested the File>Open route but that doesn't work either

VivF 0 votes
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.book was, but that was many years ago, when did you do your export?

.....Tony

Tony Frankland 0 votes
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Hi Viv,

It sounds like you've just copied your project folders rather than export them through the software (which is why you can't import them). I do see that you submitted a help ticket and we were able to get you back up and running though!

-Padraic

Padraic 0 votes
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Hi Padraic

Yes support resolved after a few emails - they told me to drag the exported file to My Documents/BookSmart Files and all worked fine.

The exported document was there in my original file, but when I copied my files from my old laptop to the new one I hadn't noticed I had dragged the containing folder to My Docs (rather than one level higher) and thus when I navigated to the old book on the new laptop I was going to My docs/My docs/BookSmart etc. Odd that BookSmart can't cope with that when you use the Browse button!

Thanks
Viv
VivF 0 votes
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Hi Viv,

As your files weren't exported through the BookSmart software, they wouldn't be able to be imported back in. Rather than exporting your project, you had moved the source files from their original location. Once you put them back to where BookSmart looks for projects, the software was able to open them once more.

- Padraic

Padraic 0 votes
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The key was to put the older files into the new BookSmart folder. Otherwise, you cannot import the older book.

William Gardner 0 votes

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