We get a lot of calls from people who want to transfer Cook'n and recipes from their desktop computer to their laptop or from their work computer to their home computer. Some ask about the copyright laws regarding such a transfer as well. In this article, I'll try to answer all of these questions.
When it comes to the copyright, the Cook'n software should be treated like a book. You can share a book with a sister or a friend but for obvious reasons, you cannot read the same book at two different locations at the same time. The software should be treated the same way. You can install it on multiple computers in your home but you should not have it running on more than one computer at the same time.
To transfer Cook'n from one computer to another, simply use the CD to install Cook'n on the new computer. If you purchased the Cook'n Software Download, you can copy the file that you downloaded to the new computer and install it that way. If you don't have the file any longer, you can contact us and we'll let you download it again. Or, you could always just copy the Cook'n folder from the old computer to the new.
If you have recipes of your own that you want to move from one computer to the other, you can click File|Backup to make a backup file that you can transfer to your new computer. Then, simply run Cook'n on your new computer and click File|Restore. Or, you can just copy just one cookbook from your old computer to your new computer by click Recipes, select your cookbook, and click File|Export|Cook'n Recipe File.
If you have any questions about transferring recipes or sharing recipes with family and friends, feel free to contact me.
-Dan @ DVO