Lost Library

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sjones
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Lost Library

Post by sjones » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:05 am

Hi,

All of my references and folders have disappeared from my Bookends. Does anyone have experience with such a problem?

Thanks in advance.

DarrenIngram
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Re: Lost Library

Post by DarrenIngram » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:17 am

It may be a silly question, but are you sure you are in the right library file and have not inadvertently created a new library?

I am sure technical support can give you better advice. One way would be to look at the filename and original file location for what you believe your real library to be called, and then look back in "Time Machine" until you see the file size increase, e.g. if you HAD somehow deleted all the references the byte count would be very smalll, but going backwards would show the file size suddenly increase and you may then be able to restore that file and get your references back again.

sjones
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Re: Lost Library

Post by sjones » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:26 am

DarrenIngram wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:17 am
It may be a silly question, but are you sure you are in the right library file and have not inadvertently created a new library?

I am sure technical support can give you better advice. One way would be to look at the filename and original file location for what you believe your real library to be called, and then look back in "Time Machine" until you see the file size increase, e.g. if you HAD somehow deleted all the references the byte count would be very smalll, but going backwards would show the file size suddenly increase and you may then be able to restore that file and get your references back again.
Thanks for your reply, in a bit of a panic 3 years worth of references!

sjones
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Re: Lost Library

Post by sjones » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:32 am

Managed to retrieve my library, but how to I have this open up as my default library? As Bookends keeps opening up with a blank library.

Thanks,

sjones

DarrenIngram
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Re: Lost Library

Post by DarrenIngram » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:40 am

It is positive that you have your data back!

Close the library you don't want to open (if you have several open)

File / Open / (select library from the list).

Close Bookends.

Open Bookends: it should open with the last (desired) library.

That's what works here at least.

sjones
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Re: Lost Library

Post by sjones » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:49 am

Darren,

Thanks so much, been in total melt down!!!!

DarrenIngram
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Re: Lost Library

Post by DarrenIngram » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:59 am

I know the feeling when things look hopeless and even the "obvious" things don't seem obvious at that point in time.

The main thing is you are back on track!

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Re: Lost Library

Post by Jon » Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:25 pm

I'm glad it's sorted out. Bookends will always treat the last-opened library as the default. So as DarrenIngram said, open the library via the menu options or by double clicking it in the Finder and it will be treated as the default.

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