blueearth
Hi All - 
  With my trusty Version 8 Brain, it has been simple to synchronize my brain with a usb stick, take to work and synchronize there with my work computer.  Yes, yes, I AM careful to fully shut down on each before attempting the sync, and I'm fully aware of the danger of data loss if I ever forget. But it's worked well for years.

With Brain 10 this simple approach doesn't seem to work. Despite replicating the folder exactly the brain only opens on the one machine. The other either doesn't find the brain (there's no 'open brain' command either!) or else complains about folders at me. I've also ended up with 'ghost' test brains whose folders I've deleted but still appear in the program. 

Has anyone got any ideas on how to copy a brain from one place to another without the program going into a panic?

Just to pre-empt a few things - brainzip takes ages (I've a had my brain ever since v5 and it's very large) and is completely impractical for everyday transfer.  Web sync is a) a hugely expensive subscription b) involves trusting to the cloud and c) unsuitable for brains of my size.  Finally I understand why it might be prudent to discourage mucking about with folder structures, but for those of us who can be trusted with file structures, it would be lovely to be able to simply move a brain root folder around between machines.
As it stands, looks like I'll have to stick with my trusty v8 this time around.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts!
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metta
Do either of these discussions help?
> Changing Default Directories:  https://forums.thebrain.com/post/changing-default-directories-10184155?
> Changing Brain Data Locations:  https://forums.thebrain.com/post/changing-brain-data-location-10279124?

Here's one more discussion with the usual warnings:
https://forums.thebrain.com/post/tb8-and-tb11-from-a-networked-drive-10248822
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blueearth
Thank you metta - helpful.  I've got things up and running now - the trick was to delete the meta.db file in the app folder forcing thebrain to look in the folder for brains afresh.  Careful syncing seems possible the old fashioned 'copy to usb' way, though I'm being careful before committing my full brain to it.  If and when the websync works on large brains that route is undoubtedly better - meantime I'll take appropriate backup measures just in case.

I already know I'm going to miss the wonderful expanded view of version 8, which I think was the pinnacle of features - v9 and 10 appear to both lack the ability to show relationships beyond 2 jumps which seems sad.  Maybe with v12?

Thanks again all.

BlueEarth.
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Brigitte
I would recommend to check out Mind Map View. The same functionality of Expanded View still applies, and you can click on the Expand All (plus button) to visualize additional generations.  The main difference of the new MindMap view is that the Thought location/placement is pre-defined in a classic "mind map" branching layout. Here is a link to a brief tutorial that demonstrates how MindMap view works: https://www.thebrain.com/support/tutorials#Layouts.

Additionally, we do have the classic Expanded View documented as a feature request for a future release. Unfortunately, we cannot provide dates on future features until they are essentially ready to be delivered.

Best regards,
Brigitte
TheBrain Technologies
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metta
@blueearth ~

Glad to hear you found a solution! ðŸ™‚ 

Thanks for taking time to share your update.
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