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Old 20-01-2019, 22:27   #1
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Please help recover routes and waypoints

I have been using OpenCPN for the last 5 years and 30,000 miles of cruising and have somehow made a booboo. I am using MacOS high sierra and OpenCPN version 4.6.1. When I open the program now I can see the outlines of previously loaded KAP files and the boat on a blank blue screen with ??? icons along the lat. lines. The tool bar is still there but all icons are black squares. I can enter the sub menus by clicking on the black boxes but all widgets, route/waypoint/track info are gone. The charts folders are still there though none of them appear on the main screen. I am wondering if i have fudged up good or can I possibly recover all route and waypoint info before uninstalling and rebooting? Please Help.
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Old 20-01-2019, 22:59   #2
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Re: Please help recover routes and waypoints

OpenCPN keeps backup of the 5 latest versions of your routes, tracks and waypoints. The files holding them are named ~/Library/Preferences/opencpn/navobj.xml.X, where X is 1-5 and the file called navobj.xml is the current version.
You should be able to see and copy them away in Finder by navigating to "Macintosh HD" - Users - <your username> - Library - Preferences - opencpn.
After that I would probably rename ~/Library/Preferences/opencpn to ~/Library/Preferences/opencpn.bak, upgaded to OpenCPN 4.8.8, did my configuration and imported back the backup of the navobj.xml file with the most information (likely = lowest number, biggest size)
If all is good you can remove the backup of the config folder, if not, we may try to troubleshoot it more.
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Old 21-01-2019, 00:08   #3
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Re: Please help recover routes and waypoints

AMAZING! Thank you so much for the help nohal, I have done just what you prescribed and all is well, back up and running.

I am still wondering though what might have caused the crash to start with so as not to repeat the offense as we often don't have internet, any ideas???
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Old 22-01-2019, 19:24   #4
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Re: Please help recover routes and waypoints

Pavel, was quick.... it is also available here in FAQ

https://opencpn.org/wiki/dokuwiki/do...ackups_somehow

and here in the Manual
https://opencpn.org/wiki/dokuwiki/do..._data_backup&s[]=navobjects#navigation_data_backup
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