randystokes
MacBook Air running Mac OS X 10.8.4 Mountain Lion and TheBrain Pro 7.0.4.5.

Can I move my Brain (i.e., the Brain file, not the app itself) to an external drive? What do I have to move to the external drive to make it work?  Right now it appears everything is stored in a folder called Brain in my Documents folder.

Any "gotchas" I need to know about before doing this?

Randy
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Modulo
I'm on Windows myself but TheBrain is java based so they should be the same. you need to keep the brain file and folder together but other than that I don't think there would be a problem with that.

you should find the paired file and directory somewhere in that Brain folder in your documents, I would assume, looking something like this

steak.brain
steak_brain

To be safe, copy these to the external, and then open them to test, instead of just moving them.

Good luck.
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pthompson
Randy,

The easiest and safest way to move a Brain file is to first navigate to: File > Close Brain to close any Brain you may have open. This will bring you to a list of all your Brains. From this list, there is a drop down menu (black triangle). Click on this and you will several options. One of these options is 'Change Local Storage Location'. Choosing this will allow you to pick a new location for your Brain and TheBrain software will make all the necessary changes for you without any fear of damaging the database. 
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artcanadianstyle
pthompson wrote:
Randy,

The easiest and safest way to move a Brain file is to first navigate to: File > Close Brain to close any Brain you may have open. This will bring you to a list of all your Brains. From this list, there is a drop down menu (black triangle). Click on this and you will several options. One of these options is 'Change Local Storage Location'. Choosing this will allow you to pick a new location for your Brain and TheBrain software will make all the necessary changes for you without any fear of damaging the database. 


I tried to do this very thing, but when it didn't appear that anything was happening, I thought the program had frozen (it has been doing that a lot lately) so I cancelled and forced quit.  There was no dialog box to state how long it would take as when you make a brain zip.
When I went into the program again, my file was gone.
When I checked the USB stick I was moving it to, it had partially copied the files.  I figure that my only option at this point is to try and copy the remaining files over.
Is there any way I can get it back to where it was on my local drive?  This is too scary for me.

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