In very rare cases, you may encounter a database corruption. There are multiple possible reasons for that (e.g. Windows crash, hard drive problems etc.). TimeSnapper tries to fix this automatically but sometimes it is not possible.
Here is a typical error when that happens:
database file appears corrupt () bad checksum checksum error on database page xxxxxx
Unfortunately in this case, you will need to start with a fresh database, in which case you will lose some information. These are the steps you need to perform:
- Click Start -> Run
- Paste in: %localappdata%\Timesnapper\Database
- Click OK => this should open the location where TimeSnapper database is located.
- Rename the database file, e.g. from "TIMESNAPPER.FDB" to "TIMESNAPPER - CORRUPT.FDB" (make sure TimeSnapper isn't running)
- Start TimeSnapper again
- TimeSnapper will recreate a new database and you will need to re-register the license
- Re-configure TimeSnapper as you prefer
- Don't forget to set the Auto-clean up as you want to have it - so it doesn't delete any images
- Import the old images using Tools -> Advanced -> Import Images from Older version
- Or if you had encrypted images, you will need to look at: Import Encrypted Images