Thursday, September 20, 2012

Entourage Database Repair If it Becomes Inaccessible After Installing Updates

Microsoft Entourage is a very popular application for Office as well as home users. It is part of Microsoft Office for Mac suite of application, developed by Microsoft for Mac OS X operating system. However, in current version of Office for Mac, Microsoft has replaced Entourage with Outlook, but it is still used by many users worldwide. Microsoft still provides updates, which enable you to keep your application updated and avoid needs of Entourage repair solutions. 

Sometimes after installing the updates to Microsoft Entourage, you might find that the application is not working properly. Entourage may even refuse to open. It gives you the following error message when you try to start the E-mail client:

“An older version of the Microsoft Database Daemon is running. To open Entourage, first delete the daemon from the Startup items, and then restart the computer. For more information, see Mac OS Help.”

When you launch any other Office applications, like Word for Mac, you get another error message that states:

“An unexpected error occurred while trying to load the Microsoft Framework Library.”

When it happens, all your significant Entourage data becomes unusable. At this point, you are required to use an advanced Entourage recovery method to get your E-mails, contacts, and other Entourage data back.


You may run across this issue if any of the below mentioned conditions are true:
  • You have not restarted the Office Applications after installing the updates.
  • The update was not installed successfully and thus the application is not working.
  • Microsoft Entourage database is severely damaged and Entourage cannot read it.

You can try fixing this update issue using any of the below mentioned steps:
  • Close all Office for Mac applications and restart your Macintosh machine. It will close the existing Daemon and update it.
  • Download the updates manually from Microsoft Website and install them. In some cases, Automatic updates may not install properly.
  • Repair the corrupted Entourage database with the help of inbuilt Database Utility. It rebuilds the database and makes it accessible.
If you do not succeed to fix the problem using any of the above methods, then you have to use Entourage repair software to get your data back. The applications offer you the best possible recovery of your precious Entourage data in all corruption scenarios.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

FileMaker Recovery- Step by Step Guide to Recover FileMaker Database

FileMaker is a relatively advanced and reliable Relational Database Management System (RDBMS), which makes the database management process pretty simple. This is the best and proven database management solution for small and medium businesses. However, there are some situations, where you may discover that your database is damaged and it is no longer accessible. In order to read with such cases, FileMaker offers you the FileMaker recovery solution.

FileMaker Pro comes equipped with a recovery method, which is very simple and easy. The steps of the FileMaker Pro recovery process are as given below:
1.     Open corrupted FileMaker database and create a new database to store data blocks, which will be copied from corrupted database.
2.     FileMaker resets logical EOF (End of File) in corrupted database equal to physical EOF. Then it starts copying every block of corrupted database to new database.
3.     Once the copy process completes, FileMaker checks all the data blocks for validating the internal structure.
4.     In case it finds any problem with the data block, the block is repaired.
5.     After repairing the damaged data blocks, FileMaker validates every record in new database. It checks header information of each data record.
6.     When all the fields are validated, FileMaker checks them against master list of the existing database fields. If any field is not available in the master list, it adds a key to the new list.
7.     After validating all the data records, FileMaker application validates every layout of the database. It starts with replacing the current size, styles, and fonts with defaults.
8.     Every database layout is checked for consistency. It makes sure that each layout has a valid name, size, options, and object list.
9.     When each layout is validated, then FileMaker validates all the field definition.
10. After validating the field definition, FileMaker performs validation on the scripts. It validates all the scripts in the database.
11. After checking all the database objects, the application rebuilds the index or inverted list. Then it removes the existing index and fetches all the records.
12. Finally FileMaker frees up the unused space in the file and asks you to reboot the system.
When you restart the system and then FileMaker application, it comes up with a new and corruption free database.
This solution works in most of the corruption scenarios. However, if you fail to fix the problem using this method, you need to opt for FileMaker database recovery solution. It is best possible using third-party recovery applications, which are safe and easy to use.