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DuncMan  
#1 Posted : Sunday, January 20, 2019 4:39:34 PM(UTC)
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Hello All,

I am a long time user of RD tabs and have never had any issues with it until about half an hour ago. I know this is partly my fault because I dont have any recent backups of my settings and favorites.

My RDtabs crashed on me, and after I reset it I got a pop up about the crash (but did not read it, i know, I should have). But after that a brand new version of RD tabs opened and none of my favorites and settings loaded. I see them all sitting there in my appdata folder but it does not let me import the XMLs. Does anyone have any have any magic that can help me recover my settings and favorites?

Thanks!
DuncMan  
#2 Posted : Sunday, January 20, 2019 4:43:12 PM(UTC)
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I forgot to add that I am running on the latest version 3.0.12 and it has been very stable so far.
Timothy  
#3 Posted : Wednesday, January 23, 2019 4:27:09 AM(UTC)
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The pop-up was probably telling you that RD Tabs attempted to recover from a corruption and it used a recent automatic backup.

If you go to %appdata%\Avian Waves\RD Tabs you will find all the settings files, which are quite different from 2.x. Settings, Favorites, and so on are in different files. There is a rolling automatic backup for each launch, you will see .history.1., .history.2., .history.3., etc. You can look at each one for well-formed XML and copy it over the "live" copy which is the one without the "history" part. You should be able to recovery a working copy from this data.

The only things not backed up in this manner are scripts, but they are only overwritten at the time of editing.
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DuncMan on 1/23/2019(UTC)
DuncMan  
#4 Posted : Wednesday, January 23, 2019 6:11:55 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Timothy Go to Quoted Post
The pop-up was probably telling you that RD Tabs attempted to recover from a corruption and it used a recent automatic backup.

If you go to %appdata%\Avian Waves\RD Tabs you will find all the settings files, which are quite different from 2.x. Settings, Favorites, and so on are in different files. There is a rolling automatic backup for each launch, you will see .history.1., .history.2., .history.3., etc. You can look at each one for well-formed XML and copy it over the "live" copy which is the one without the "history" part. You should be able to recovery a working copy from this data.

The only things not backed up in this manner are scripts, but they are only overwritten at the time of editing.


that did the trick, thank you so much for your help! I am making a good back up now :)
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