If your PhotoStructure library isn’t opening because you recently downgraded from an alpha or beta build, or due to database corruption, know that you can manually restore your library’s database to a previous version.
Although your library’s database is very robust, an incomplete backup or incomplete shutdown may lead to this situation.
First, find a backup to restore from… #
Your library database is stored as a single
Periodic database backups are automatically stored in
$LIBRARY/.photostructure/models/backup (where “
$LIBRARY” is the path to your
When PhotoStructure is upgraded, a version backup is also placed in
Any recent version should work, as they are vacuumed, optimized, and validated before being added to the backup directory.
Note that you will lose whatever changes occurred since that backup was taken, so a more recent backup is better.
…and then restore from that backup #
Make sure PhotoStructure is shut down.
Copy (don’t move) a recent backup, for example
If you’re still having problems, please post your system information and error message to the forum.
If the backup was from a while ago, you may want to start
sync (slow) or
rebuild, available from the navigation menu, to tell PhotoStructure to
re-synchronize all the assets in your library.