I’m a new user, MacMini Big Sur 11.1, DT3 3.6.1
Can I restore a DT3 file directly using previous Library Metadata? I’m thinking perhaps to use TimeMachine to restore my database from previous Library Metadata files.
I’ve lost my data from yesterday PM. I’ve already checked my Database folder with TimeMachine and the file I’m looking for showed at 7:30 AM, but was not there at 9:30 AM. Looks like I somehow created an Archive yesterday AM and then deleted the database by mistake. and didn’t discover until this AM. Also note there was only a .zip file in my Database folder, no .dtBAse2 file. But I was putting data into DT throughout yesterday.
I noticed the missing data this AM. That’s when I discovered the database file was not in my Database folder (only the .zip file). Using Spotlight, I found the database in my Trash - along with several other files - just alpha-numeric folders all trashed the same time at about 9AM.
And then I found one of the file’s modified documents from yesterday PM, buried deep in the Library Metadata (see attached).
However, now that I’ve opened the archived database as well as the one from trash, the document version shows current in Finder, but does not have yesterday PM’s data. So, I’m thinking if I restore yesterday PM’s Library Metadata files, then DT might be able to use them to rebuild the database.