Very helpful, sir!
I feel pretty comfortable copying from flashdrive to HDD and back (do this with most of my work), so I might just take that "primitive" approach and just be sure I use the flashdrive as the "pivot" for copying the folder and the .brain file between desktop and laptop.
But I am dumb about flashdrives when it comes to "write cycles." Could you direct me to some reading on this subject?
SamCox wrote: Put the <name>_brain directory and the <name>.brain at the same directory level (e.g., root) of the USB drive, then double-click the <name>.brain file and you should be up and running.
The only problem you are likely to encounter running from USB is that the Windows OS does not always assign the same drive letter to USB drives as they are mounted.
The only problems I encountered running a heavily used brain from a flash drive is that 1) flash drives are considerably slower than HDDs, and 2) flash drives have a large but limited number of write cycles AND PB makes lots of writes to the drive. For both of these reasons, you might consider using a small (e.g., 80GB) USB HDD instead of a flash drive.
Hope this helps,