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Browser Entries Duped Ver 1.0.9 Windows 10

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On Windows 10 I have a problem with rebuilding the database. It creates duplicate entries and the patches created with this version crash Unify.

Data Folder is: C:\Users\Public\Documents\PluginGuru\Unify

If I view the Database it looks fine. Just in the Browser it creates Duplicates.


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Other people have reported this as well. I'm not sure exactly why it's happening, but to fix it:

  1. Close Unify if it's open.
  2. Open the main Unify data folder, and go inside the Libraries sub-folder.
  3. If you see a file called favorites.xml, RENAME it (e.g. OLD favorites.xml or something).
  4. Locate the file presets.db (this is the patch database) and drag it to the Trash.
  5. Run Unify again.
  6. Rebuild the patch database.

Rebuilding the patch database in this way will cause Unify to forget which patches you may have marked as favorites. The renamed favorites.xml file MAY be useful to re-mark them. Open it in a text editor and you MAY see a list of the patches you had marked as favorites before.

(The reason I say "MAY" is that something isn't quite right about your system--possibly a folder permissions problem--which was interfering with Unify's ability to update files, so I can't be certain your favorites.xml file will be valid at all.)

Any further details you can provide may help us to track down why this is happening to some people, but not most people.

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Hello @pluginguruforums and @getdunne,

it might be good to pin this information on the troubleshooting wiki site


Greetings and God bless, Marius

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Excellent idea, Marius; thank you.


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dear Shane

I too fear losing my favorites once again with the next library I will buy .
I tried what you advise us about favorites file . I opened the favorites.xml file with word or wordpad but it does not contain any text. see attached photo.

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