How to recover data

There are many reasons for the loss of data: accidentally deleted records, the program crashed or when updating, false synchronization. But how to roll everything back to a workable version? Immediately grieve those who have never made a copy of the device data on the PC (namely the application folder), neither included synchronization and never wrote to tech support from the application (an autobackup file that can be used for recovery is attached to the letter) – data not recover.

  1. If the application starts, you should do manual export (to be sure that you can return to this state). Menu – Export – Ok
  2. If the phone’s memory is available, make a copy of the application folder on an external storage medium (memory card, PC) – the Carexpenses / Fuelmanager folder is in the root of the device’s internal memory.
  3. Now we’ll work with the contents of the folder.

The folder contains:

DATA – folder with backups of synchronized data with the cloud, the most important files in it * .db – database files, are the largest size and by the date of change you can already understand how relevant they are.

DATA_BACKUP – folder with backups of data that were overwritten when dragging data from the cloud

TEMP – temporary folder for storing the viewed pictures from the records

Files  ***_ autobackup_v***.csv – files of automatic text backup, are updated with each exit from the application. Since they have the application version label, then when the application is updated, the data is saved in the auto-backup with a new name. The same file (up-to-date) is sent to the developer (me) when writing from the application.

Files  ***_ yyyymmdd_hhmm.csv – files of manual text backup (export), have a unique timestamp, are not overwritten.

All csv files can be opened by anyone in a text editor, but Notepad ++ is recommended (free and multifunctional). The file has a documented structure and can be manually edited. The more entries in the file, the larger it is. Any csv file located in the application folder can be selected for import into the application (Menu – Import – Next …). Therefore, if your data was found among the csv files – then just import the file you need.

If you decide to import a database file or use an archive file, you should use method # 5 from the instruction.

Try it, but if you can not, just write to me with the application’s entire application folder (so as not to waste time).

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