How to Recover Your Recipes from Living Cookbook Software
If you are a user of Living Cookbook software, you may have encountered a problem with activating or opening your program. This is because the company that developed the software, Radium Technologies, has gone out of business and their website is no longer available. This means that you cannot verify your license or get an unlock key for your software.
This is a frustrating situation for many users who have invested time and money in creating and organizing their recipes with Living Cookbook. Fortunately, there are some ways to recover your recipes from the software and transfer them to another program or format. In this article, we will show you how to do that.
Method 1: Export Your Recipes as FDXZ Files
One of the easiest ways to recover your recipes from Living Cookbook is to export them as FDXZ files. FDXZ is a format that contains both the recipe data and photos in a compressed file. You can export your recipes as FDXZ files if you still have access to your Living Cookbook software and it can open normally.
To export your recipes as FDXZ files, follow these steps:
Open Living Cookbook and select the recipes you want to export. You can select multiple recipes by holding down the Ctrl key while clicking on them.
Click on the File menu and choose Export.
In the Export dialog box, choose FDXZ as the export format and click Next.
Choose a location to save your FDXZ file and click Save.
Repeat this process for any other recipe collections you want to export.
Once you have exported your recipes as FDXZ files, you can import them into another program that supports this format. One such program is Paprika Recipe Manager, which is available for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and Kindle devices. Paprika allows you to import FDXZ files directly from its File menu. You can also sync your recipes across multiple devices with Paprika Cloud Sync.
Method 2: Extract Your Recipes from the LCB File
If you cannot open your Living Cookbook software or export your recipes as FDXZ files, you can still try to extract your recipes from the LCB file. The LCB file is a backup file that contains all your recipe data in a Microsoft Access database. You can find your LCB file in the following location on your computer:
The LCB file is actually a ZIP file that can be opened with any ZIP utility. To extract your recipes from the LCB file, follow these steps:
Rename the LCB file extension to .ZIP and open it with a ZIP utility.
Extract the contents of the ZIP file to a folder on your computer.
Navigate to the folder \\\\ProgramData\\\\Radium Technologies\\\\Living Cookbook\\\\5.0\\\\Database and find the file named LC2015.mdb. This is the Microsoft Access database file that contains your recipes.
Open the LC2015.mdb file with Microsoft Access or another program that can read Access databases. If you are prompted for a password, enter LC2015Admin as the password.
Browse through the tables in the database and find the one named t_recipe. This table holds all the recipe names along with some other fields like the source website.
In the t_recipe table, find the column named recipeid. This column corresponds to other tables that have ingredient lists, procedures, etc. For example, the table t_ingredient has a column named recipeid that matches the recipeid in t_recipe.
Use queries or filters to extract the data you need from the database tables. You can also copy and paste the data into another program or format.
This method requires some technical skills and patience, but it can help you recover your recipes from Living Cookbook if you have no other option.
Living Cookbook was a popular and powerful software for managing recipes, but unfortunately it is no longer supported by its developer. If you are a user of Living Cookbook and want to recover your recipes from it, you can try one of the methods described in this article. We hope this article was helpful and informative for you. 0efd9a6b88