Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Mac FileMaker Recovery Using Scan and Rebuild Feature of Advanced Recovery Options

FileMaker Pro 12 is the most recent version of FileMaker Relational Database Management System. The newer version has a number of advancements and feature improvements, over the earlier versions. One such feature is the FileMaker recovery. FileMaker Pro 12 has an advanced recovery mechanism that allows you to repair a damaged FileMaker database effectively.

When you run the FileMaker repair process on the database using advanced recovery options, it creates a new database. While setting up the recovery options, you can choose how the scan and rebuild process would work on the resulted database. FileMaker Pro provides you the following four options that you can use:
  1. Scan record data and rebuild fields and tables - This option rebuilds the schema of new database. It forces all the database fields and records to be scanned. It is a time consuming process, but this is the only option, which recreates missing table and field definitions. It finds and removes the records and fields, which are at invalid locations in file.
  2. Scan and rebuild scripts, layouts etc. - This option rebuilds the complete structure of the FileMaker database file.
  3. Rebuild field indexes: Choose Now or Later- This option rebuilds the field indexes while recovering the file, or later while indexes are required.
  4. Delete cached settings – This option deletes the current settings, including layout formatting, page format, and print settings.

The above options are very helpful in performing the complete recovery of damaged database. However, there are some situations, where you may not get the desired results using inbuilt recovery feature. Such cases include severe database damage, database schema corruption, and database structure corruption.

At this point, you have to use the comprehensive third-party database recovery tools, which work in all cases of corruption. They offer absolute recovery of all your significant data. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Entourage Repair to Retrieve Missing Data at Application Startup

Microsoft Entourage effectively manages all your significant data, including Emails, notes, tasks, contacts, and project files. This is one of the most popular personal information managers and mail clients. With an advanced database, your precious information is safe in Entourage. However, there are some cases where you may find that all your critical data is missing when you start Entourage. This situation can lead to data loss and require Entourage database repair solutions

This problem is very frequent and you can demonstrate it using the below mentioned scenarios that usually occur while accessing your Entourage database:
  • When you start Microsoft Entourage application, all your data is missing. 
  • It seems like you have opened Entourage for the first time and it asks you to create a new account.
  • When you attempt to access the data from the application, they are not visible from the interface.

Such issues put you in need of Entourage database recovery methods to be used to extract inaccessible data.
The most common causes of this problem are as mentioned below:
  • You have selected the wrong Identity in the Entourage, which does not contain your contacts, mails, and other data.
  • You have moved your data from MUD or Microsoft User Data folder to an unexpected location. Entourage expects the folder to be in MUD folder.
  • Entourage database is severely damaged due to virus infection, improper system shutdown, or any other similar reason.

The solutions to this problem are dependent upon the cause of the problem, as described below:
  • Switch to the original Identity that contains all your valuable data.
  • Locate or find the database on your Mac hard drive and place it MUD folder.
  • If the issue remains unresolved, it is caused by corruption to the database and you need to opt for effective recovery tools.

The third-party applications are capable of efficiently repairing and restoring the corrupted database in all cases of corruption. They offer absolutely safe and easy recovery using high-end recovery techniques.