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so far LOVING the O-F. a very cool app, well done!

has anyone else encountered (and fixed!) this problem?

i overwrote the 5-19 version with the 5-20 and upon launching got 3 separate error windows like this below, then a window with just "alert"
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Quote:
Update to non-existant object with identifier 'he5L3mN1Lfh' found in transaction '{
"__self__" = "<XMLTransaction: 0x17d79c10>";
"_destinationIdentifier" = "76EE5005-C365-404F-95D4-41BB369BAFD4";
"_fileName" = "B31CCCD5-A4E4-48C5-9C97-8B36CB9C0FBE:76EE5005-C365-404F-95D4-41BB369BAFD4.xml";
"_sourceIdentifier" = "B31CCCD5-A4E4-48C5-9C97-8B36CB9C0FBE";
}' of '/Users/fogboy/Library/Application Support/OmniFocus/OmniFocus.ofocus'
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my OS didn't crash but OF wouldn't do anything (nor would it quit, i had to force-quit). i sent all three error messages in via feedback. but when i tried to revert to the 5-19 version, same error. same today with the 5-20. should i replace one or more of the datafiles? any help much appreciated.

Last edited by fogboy; 2007-05-21 at 09:23 AM..
 
I don't have the app yet, but from the looks of that error message it appears your data file may be corrupted.

Try moving the file: '/Users/fogboy/Library/Application Support/OmniFocus/OmniFocus.ofocus' to your desktop and launching again. I'm assuming here that OmniFocus will try to create a fresh OmniFocus.ofocus file in your '/Users/fogboy/Library/Application Support/OmniFocus/' folder.


This hopefully will get the application working again, but of course all your data is in the (possibly corrupt) file you moved to the desktop.
 
yes! what actually worked was copying the latest known good backup file (several copies are in your ~/Documents/Omnifocus Backups/ folder - nice!) to the app support folder and launching from there (and then deleting the corrupted copy and renaming the copied one to remove the date). thanks!
 
 


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