Recovering a lost project (Mac only)

If you are having trouble opening of finding your previously saved album, this may be because the project is lost or the project file corrupted. Thankfully, Pixellu SmartAlbums 2 periodically makes a backup of the project files. Follow these steps to restore your album:

Step 1: Access the backup folder

While in Finder, go to Go to Folder...

Next you will be asked to specify the folder you would like to go to. Copy and paste the following text:   ~/Library/Application Support/com.pixellu.SmartAlbums/Backup/ and press Go.

You will then see folder(s) with the SmartAlbums versions that we have used or are currently using. The folder will look something like this:

Step 2: Search for the lost project

Now you need to find the project that you are looking for. Use the Search field in the upper right corner. In the search field, enter the name of the project we are looking for. In the example below we will enter "Folio", as that is the name of the project we are looking for. Once you do that, we will see lots of unrelated files; the screen will look something like this:

The reason we are seeing all of these files is because by default we are searching the entire computer, not just the Backup folder. To search just the Backup folder, click on Backup. Once you are searching only the Backup folder, you should see backup copies of the project you are looking for. In this case it is the "Folio" project. You can sort by Date Last Opened to see which version of the project is the latest one you are looking for.

Step 3: Save your project

Finally, open the project and save it in a permanent location by using Save As... menu item:

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