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Offline kbushart

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Personal Video Database file missing movies Windows 8
« on: June 14, 2013, 01:17:57 am »
New windows 8 machine. Have my Personal Video Database file, but not program.
Downloaded program from this site.
Database file shows it is 17 KB.
Open it with Personal Video Database. No movies there.
Scraping self off ceiling. Crying.
Please help kind strangers.

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Re: Personal Video Database file missing movies Windows 8
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2013, 01:21:41 am »
17Kb cannot be right. The database is usually at least 4 MB. Check if you have any pvd or pvd.bak files on your hard drive. If you you find some make a backup copy right away.
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Re: Personal Video Database file missing movies Windows 8
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2013, 04:19:09 am »
My back up file is nearly 17 kb too. I don't have any graphics in it, very modest...over 500 records though. Yes it is a PVD file. There is a PVD.BAK file of it too. I open Personal Video Database and open the database file with it. It says at the top the name of the database file...but it says 0 movies. Most distressing. Any advice would be great. thanks

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Re: Personal Video Database file missing movies Windows 8
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2013, 07:41:52 pm »
What PVD Version did you have previously?
What is the size of the .bak file?
Can you send me the files?
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Re: Personal Video Database file missing movies Windows 8
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2013, 09:43:28 pm »
Sorry I don't know what version it was. I've been using it for about 3 years at least.
I'll send you the files if you tell me how.

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Re: Personal Video Database file missing movies Windows 8
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2013, 09:44:18 pm »
The size of the .bak file is almost 17kb

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Re: Personal Video Database file missing movies Windows 8
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2013, 10:21:43 pm »
per email is ok
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Re: Personal Video Database file missing movies Windows 8
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2013, 11:05:29 am »
Well, I do not know what to say, but the database works here perfectly. Are you sure you have the correct database open?
Use the "File -> Open" or in 1.0.x "Personal Video Database - Open" to select the correct database file.
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Re: Personal Video Database file missing movies Windows 8
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2013, 02:56:43 am »
Thanks for trying. After reading your message I loaded the program onto my laptop, which is windows 7, and managed to open the database.
It's not the machine I want to use it on, but I guess that's better than nothing.
Is my problem windows 8? Have you been able to open old datebases using Windows 8?
Yes I was opening the correct datebase.
My other Kung Fu Movies database wouldn't work on my new window 8 machine either.
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Re: Personal Video Database file missing movies Windows 8
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2013, 06:08:50 pm »
Check access permissions for the database file. Other users seem to have troubles moving database files to other windows installations as well due to file permissions go wrong...
It should definitely work on Windows 8.
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