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Cleaning my folder...

Postby Midori » Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:32 am

Hello,

I've had bookpedia from almost the start, have been in beta programs, and so on, and I find my bookpedia folder very clutered. Could you give me a hand to remove old / unecessary files?

AddMultiple.xml
autofill.xml
backup1Month.bookpd
backup1Month.pediadata
backup2Months.bookpd
backup2Months.pediadata
backup3Months.pediadata
Bookpedia Backup.zip
Covers
Database.bookpd
Database.bookpd-shm
Database~.bookpd
DatabaseReplaced-1.bookpd
DatabaseReplaced-2.bookpd
info.backup.xml
info.rebuild.xml
info.xml
Plug-ins
Pocketpedia.bookpd
Pocketpedia.bookpd-shm
Pocketpedia.bookpd-wal
Pocketpedia.sql
Templates

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Re: Cleaning my folder...

Postby FineWine » Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:47 pm

These are the Folders and Files that should be there.

Covers
InfoTemplates
Plug-ins
Templates

AddMultiple.xml
autofill.xml
backup1Month.bookpd
backup2Months.bookpd
Bookpedia Backup.zip
Database.bookpd
Database.bookpd-shm
Pocketpedia.bookpd
Pocketpedia.bookpd-shm
Pocketpedia.bookpd-wal

The above entries in blue are Folders do not delete them.

The Files with the suffix; .shm & .wal can be deleted as they are changed and recreated automatically again on each starting up of your pedia. You can think of them as a temporary index cache files. The Database and Backup files are self explanatory so not advisable to delete those. The .xml are again a type of index file for your autofill fields and are important so do not delete those two.

FURTHER HELPFUL ADVICE
You could try the following:

1 - When I am updating App's to a new WHOLE number version or upgrading to a new OS version, or I know that there has been a major rewrite of the App such as with the case of all the pedia's and especially as Conor has rewritten them solely for 64bit technology, I do a complete uninstall of the old version prior to update. I achieve this by using a FREE program called AppCleaner which you can download from here. On using this App place a check mark IN ALL the boxes EXCEPT: ~/Library/Application Support/*****pedia , which is the second line down from the top. This is where your data base is located. Ensure that is NOT ticked. You will loose your Preference settings though but they only take a couple of minutes to redo. ONLY DOWNLOAD THE VERSION FOR YOUR macOS

2 - There is also one other thing you can do and that is to use, what I call a "Grease & Oil Change" maintenance program called Onyx. This is a FREE program that is a multifunction utility that you can use to verify the structure of the system files, to run miscellaneous maintenance and cleaning tasks, to configure parameters in the Finder, Dock, Safari, and some of Apple's applications, to delete caches, to remove certain problematic folders and files, to rebuild various databases and indexes, and more. I always use it prior and post system OS updates and about once a month. Also especially in this case concerning the new macOS 10.15.* Catalina which has dropped support for ALL 32 bit App's.

This program is available here: Titanium Software - Onyx. ONLY DOWNLOAD THE VERSION FOR YOUR macOS

3 - Also there are some hidden menu tasks that you can perform: 'hold down the option key and click on the main Help menu in each program once and select - each in turn: 'Verify Database', 'Remove Orphaned Covers' and 'Clean Duplicates in Fields' these may not solve your problems but it wont hurt either.

4 - And finally if your particular pedia is actually crashing do check for the Crash Logs. You can find the relevant logs in your Home folder under: ~/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/

Send them to Bruji Support: support@bruji.com

AND of course always carry out a general machine BACKUP first. Remember that all the pedia's also have the ability to create individual data base backups: File > Export Collection > Backup > Location of your choice

Hope you find these Tips & Hints helpful :D
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Re: Cleaning my folder...

Postby Midori » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:23 am

You're the best! Thank you very much for your help. I'm now in front of a clean(er) computer...
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