GSAK database location?

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GSAK database location?

Post by nomad_penguin » 21 August 10 10:09 pm

I am having some serious problems with my Bootcamp partition on my mac. Anyway ...

Can someone tell me where in the directory structure I am most likely to find my GSAK database? I think I'm going to need to reinstall Windows and want to retrieve my database first, otherwise there are a lot of caches to re-solve :evil:

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Re: GSAK database location?

Post by Freddo » 22 August 10 12:20 am

Under GSAK there should be a backup folder. Make a copy of the files in their and try each to see whether you have a viable backup. The backups are done each time you save GSAK. Remember copy and play with the copies.

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Post by nomad_penguin » 22 August 10 8:53 am

Thanks Freddo. I can't restart GSAK, but I can still access the directory structure. I'll copy the directory you suggest, and cross my fingers.

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Post by nomad_penguin » 22 August 10 8:57 am

Mmm ... I spoke too soon. I see no backup-type named folder ...

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Post by J_&_J » 22 August 10 10:34 am

Mine are in:

C:\Documents and Settings\User\Application Data\gsak\data

One of these folders is hidden, so you'll have to set it as shown in properties.

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Post by winterdragon » 22 August 10 10:44 am

I find the best way is to actually run a backup manually - then you can control which databases are backed up, and specify the location for the backup file.
From the File menu, select Backup...
And of course to import the data back after you reinstall, use File -> Restore...

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Post by nomad_penguin » 29 August 10 8:50 pm

J_&_J wrote:Mine are in:

C:\Documents and Settings\User\Application Data\gsak\data

One of these folders is hidden, so you'll have to set it as shown in properties.
Oh damn. I saw this after I had removed the Windows partition (and, by association, all the files) and after I had found this out the hard way ...

I might be hitting some of you up for solutions to puzzles I know I have solved ...

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Post by nomad_penguin » 29 August 10 10:25 pm

It turns out that I was cleverer luckier than I thought. I backed up the AppData folder, so it's all good :shock: .

Thanks to everyone that offered advice.

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Post by nomad_penguin » 30 August 10 9:00 am

PS. Thanks to the fairy that fixed my strikethrough---you guys are everywhere!

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Post by caughtatwork » 30 August 10 9:54 am

Of course we are. We like to help.

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Post by setsujoku » 30 August 10 6:23 pm

The other way to check your data locations is to use the Folder Finder tool through "Tools=>GSAK Folder Finder"
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