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>   1. Re: spinning wheel of death (Adam R. Maxwell)
>   2. Re: spinning wheel of death (Matthias Brennwald)
>   3. Re: spinning wheel of death (Fischlin  Andreas)
>   4. Re: spinning wheel of death (Niels Waller)
>   5. Re: spinning wheel of death (Adam R. Maxwell)
>   6. Re: spinning wheel of death (Niels Waller)
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>On May 2, 2010, at 7:14 PM, Niels Waller wrote:
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>> Its been a frustrating weekend. Last Friday my computer crashed and was only brought back to life by the magic of Diskwarrior.  I had an invalid B-tree something or other.  Luckily, everything was resuscitated EXCEPT my most important file -- my bibdesk file.  I have 1000 pdf's that I can no longer access through Bibdesk.  Every time I start Bibdesk I see my refs in the program (just to taunt me) and then the spinning wheel of death appears (and never goes away).  Any and all help would be GREATLY appreciated.
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>Sorry to hear that!  If you can take a sample while it's beachballing (and check the console for output), that might be a clue to what's going on.  Use Activity Monitor and the "Sample Process" button to do this (or the sample command in Terminal, if you prefer), and post the results here.
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>> Its been a frustrating weekend. Last Friday my computer crashed and was only brought back to life by the magic of Diskwarrior.  I had an invalid B-tree something or other.  Luckily, everything was resuscitated EXCEPT my most important file -- my bibdesk file.  I have 1000 pdf's that I can no longer access through Bibdesk.  Every time I start Bibdesk I see my refs in the program (just to taunt me) and then the spinning wheel of death appears (and never goes away).  Any and all help would be GREATLY appreciated.
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>> Niels
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>I'd try to open the file using a text editor. If this works, I'd check for obvious errors in the bibtex entries (and fix them accordingly). If there's nothing obvious, I'd split the file into several parts and open these with BibDesk to see where the error is.
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>Also (this is boring but important, because the next crash WILL happen sometime): backup your files. Regularly. Really.
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>Good luck
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>I can only repeat what others said before, backup (next time).
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>If you go the split file route, don't forget to do it binary search.
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>On 03/May/2010, at 08:27 , Matthias Brennwald wrote:
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>> On May 3, 2010, at 4:29 AM, [hidden email] wrote:
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>>> Its been a frustrating weekend. Last Friday my computer crashed and was only brought back to life by the magic of Diskwarrior.  I had an invalid B-tree something or other.  Luckily, everything was resuscitated EXCEPT my most important file -- my bibdesk file.  I have 1000 pdf's that I can no longer access through Bibdesk.  Every time I start Bibdesk I see my refs in the program (just to taunt me) and then the spinning wheel of death appears (and never goes away).  Any and all help would be GREATLY appreciated.
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>>> Niels
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>> I'd try to open the file using a text editor. If this works, I'd check for obvious errors in the bibtex entries (and fix them accordingly). If there's nothing obvious, I'd split the file into several parts and open these with BibDesk to see where the error is.
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>> Also (this is boring but important, because the next crash WILL happen sometime): backup your files. Regularly. Really.
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>> Good luck
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>To all the good folks who are coming to my aid.
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>I forgot to mention an important detail in my original post.  I have at least 30 backups of my BibDesk file (I use time machine) and another half dozen on an office backup hard drive  (the word "backup" is a mantra in my lab).  I get the spinning beach ball even when I open up a fresh EMPTY BibDesk file.  I have tried installing a new copy of BibDesk several times, but the problem remains.  Hopefully this new info will help.  Thanks
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>On May 3, 2010, at 1:27 AM, Matthias Brennwald wrote:
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>> On May 3, 2010, at 4:29 AM, [hidden email] wrote:
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>>> Its been a frustrating weekend. Last Friday my computer crashed and was only brought back to life by the magic of Diskwarrior.  I had an invalid B-tree something or other.  Luckily, everything was resuscitated EXCEPT my most important file -- my bibdesk file.  I have 1000 pdf's that I can no longer access through Bibdesk.  Every time I start Bibdesk I see my refs in the program (just to taunt me) and then the spinning wheel of death appears (and never goes away).  Any and all help would be GREATLY appreciated.
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>>> Niels
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>> I'd try to open the file using a text editor. If this works, I'd check for obvious errors in the bibtex entries (and fix them accordingly). If there's nothing obvious, I'd split the file into several parts and open these with BibDesk to see where the error is.
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>> Also (this is boring but important, because the next crash WILL happen sometime): backup your files. Regularly. Really.
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>> Good luck
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>On May 3, 2010, at 6:26 AM, Niels Waller wrote:
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>> I forgot to mention an important detail in my original post.  I have at least 30 backups of my BibDesk file (I use time machine) and another half dozen on an office backup hard drive  (the word "backup" is a mantra in my lab).  I get the spinning beach ball even when I open up a fresh EMPTY BibDesk file.  
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>This is actually good news, since it may mean that your database isn't trashed.
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>> I have tried installing a new copy of BibDesk several times, but the problem remains.  Hopefully this new info will help.  Thanks
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>Please post the sample that I asked for last night, and any relevant console output.  That is the only way to debug this problem remotely.
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>Herre is a listing from activity monitor.  Thanks for working with me to solve this.
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>On May 3, 2010, at 8:54 AM, Adam R. Maxwell wrote:
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>> On May 3, 2010, at 6:26 AM, Niels Waller wrote:
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>>> I forgot to mention an important detail in my original post.  I have at least 30 backups of my BibDesk file (I use time machine) and another half dozen on an office backup hard drive  (the word "backup" is a mantra in my lab).  I get the spinning beach ball even when I open up a fresh EMPTY BibDesk file.  
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>> This is actually good news, since it may mean that your database isn't trashed.
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>>> I have tried installing a new copy of BibDesk several times, but the problem remains.  Hopefully this new info will help.  Thanks
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>> Please post the sample that I asked for last night, and any relevant console output.  That is the only way to debug this problem remotely.
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