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Thread: Error: Unrecognized Database Format

  1. #1
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    Error: Unrecognized Database Format

    After a harddrive crash, I installed Living Cookbook to the new drive and everything works great with the stock database. Since we did not have a .lcb backup I installed a copy of our database to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Radium Technologies\Living Cookbook\2.0\Database and now receive an "Unrecognized database format". More error details are in the attached image.

    Is my database corrupted/damaged or am I doing something incorrect? Running LC version 2.0.72 on XP Pro SP3.
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    Hi there,

    It sounds like you flew it in to the right place, would you mind uploading the file so that we can take a look here? Let me know the name of the file once you have done so.

    Thanks,

    Geoff

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    Upload successful

    Thank you for taking the time to look at it. The file was uploaded as Rdy2Cook_lc20.zip.

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    Any suggestions?

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    Hi,

    I took a look at your database file. It is very badly damaged and I was not able to recover your recipes. This kind of damage can occur when a hard drive crashes (or you turn off your computer) while data is being written to a database. It can leave the database in a corrupted (and occasionally unrecoverable) state.

    Do you have any other copies of your database that might not have been damaged? Living Cookbook prompts you to backup your database every 5 times you run the software (unless you changed the settings). Do you have any of those backup files?

    Lee

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    Hi Lee,

    Thank you for taking the time to help. My girlfriend does not recall the prompt to backup. She did several marathon sessions entering recipes, so I suppose it is possible that she did not go in 5 times.

    I will look through the data I received from the recovery service for a backup file with my fingers crossed.

    Thanks again for all your help,

    Mike

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    You're very welcome. Best of luck.

    Lee

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