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data base not found

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ok, i'm using 1.6.3, this morning i started the app and it said the database could not be found in the expected location. i have not changed anything, and the database folder is still in the correct location, and it looks like the app is pointing to that location, but the latest back up is not there, or at least i'm not seeing it. i'm also confused about the names of the files V15 update? i've tried to point it to the latest backup but i have no idea what i'm looking for. the latest backup that i think i see is Jan 31, and that is NOT the last time i used the app. i've used it several times every month since then. i've done a search on my machine for .MMB files and the only location to come up is the expected folder.any thoughts would be very welcome. see attachment
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Could you post a screenshot showing the date/times on the files please so we can see which has most recently been used. I suspect that this will not be your 'Pender Highlanders.mmb' database.

Once we can see the dates, I'll explain the various files and help unravel what has happened.

Please don't be tempted to randomly open the files with MMEX because you will change the dates and that will make sorting this out more difficult.
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this is all there is to see. i've expanded it and that looks the same as the last screen schot.
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You are just showing a screenshot from the file open screen. Can you not set it to show dates as well?

Alternatively use the Finder to locate the files and display the dates there: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201732
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i hope this is what you're looking for.
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Need to see the Date Modified for the files not the Date Created.

Please use the Finder:

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Sorry Martin,
i'm not seeing how to do that.
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I got it. sorry. had to cut in two to get the size down
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Hello?
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Would love to help, but when I look at the screenshots:
a) probably these are not all .mmb files.
b) the files are not sorted by modification date
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they appear to be sorted by modification date to me, and these are the only files i can find. they are all in the database file created by MMEX, don't know what else i can do.
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Hello wildernessbob
Apparently it is not so urgent that you need so much time to answer each time. ;)

Sorry,from my point of view the sorting is not correct and there is no file that does not contain "update" or "upgrade", this is not normal.

I would suggest the file
"Pender Highlanders.mmb_update_22-12-22.mmb_update_23-07-20.bak"
or
"Pender Highlanders.mmb_update_22-12-22.mmb_update_23-01-24.mmb_update_23-08-30.bak"
to
"Pender Highlanders.mmb" and then open it with the MMEX program.

If there is any error message while doing this, it would be very important for us, please take a screenshot.

Question: also make backup copies of your data, maybe there is still something there.
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