Restore

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If kJams has directed you here, it means that, unfortunately, you've run into a particularly nasty bug requiring that you restore from a previous backup.

The good news is that kJams keeps automatic backups of the index ("Songs.ktd") file, so that if you run into trouble of some kind, you easily can restore from one of your backups.

Currently, there's no bulit-in way to do this, so here's how you do it manually.

  1. Quit kJams
  2. go to the "kJams Library" folder. it is located here:
    /Users/<you>/Music/kJams/kJams Library/...
  3. inside that folder, do you see a sub-folder called "Songs.ktd [Backups]", and it's not empty?
    1. YES: I see the folder called "Songs.ktd [Backups]" (and it is NOT empty)
      1. NEXT to (not INSIDE of) that folder, you will see a file called "Songs.ktd". Delete it. DO NOT DELETE the folder called "Songs.ktd [Backups]" (OMG!)
      2. now run kJams, it will present a list you can choose from
      3. choose the most recent one from BEFORE the problems started, click OK
      4. you should be back in business
      5. if you are NOT back in business, try an earlier backup (start again from the top)
    2. NO: I do NOT see any folder called "Songs.ktd [Backups]", or i see it but it's EMTPY
      1. you were unfortunately running a version of kJams that is too old
      2. the only way out is to restore from a backup that YOU made: manually restore from your own backup.
      3. If you haven't ever made any backups, the only thing you can do is rebuild your library