did you reinstall and lose everything?
|Opened on:||Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 09:21|
|Last modified:||Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 18:00|
This is not so much a problem being reported as it is a possible solution.Posting as feedback for more visibility
Recently an update to the dev preview left some people with an error:
"Your database appears to be corrupted.
Please try reinstalling the application."
Switching from the beta update group back to main should resolve this problem without having to reinstall.
For the people that did reinstall... you may have noticed all your solutions, tracks and recipes appear to be gone.
Don't throw your computer out the window just yet. there may still be hope! (if your on windows, sry mac users)
If you originally installed fold.it before 8/23/2011 your files are:
on Windows XP in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Foldit\
or on Windows 7 and Vista at C:\ProgramData\Foldit\
A recent change to the installer has caused fold.it to now install everything to a new directory C:\Program Files\Foldit\ or C:\Program Files (x86)\Foldit\
Copying your files from the old install directory to the new directory, switching from beta to main in your options.txt so you don't upgrade back to the bad version, and then reinstalling should bring everything back.
Alternate solutions: Instead of copying everything. The minimum most people need to copy is the "/Foldit/puzzles" folder and the file "/Foldit/all.macro" to bring back solutions, tracks and recipes but not older expired puzzles.
Another possible fix is to tell the installer to just put fold.it back into your old install directory. I didn't have as much time to test this but it should work too. Best to back up the old directory first just to be safe.
Hope this can at least help someone bit by the latest bug