There are two ways to clear a corrupted database. An easy way, when bliss is still running, and a slightly more involved way when bliss will not start.
The Clear and rescan button clears the current database and rebuilds it by re-scanning your music files. The Clear and rescan button can be found under the rescan button:
Sometimes bliss won't even start because of data file corruption. Common symptoms of this are:
Message: java.lang.NullPointerException jdbm.htree.HashDirectory.get(HashDirectory.java:208)
When this is the case you need to delete the data files yourself. Follow the following steps:
|Windows XP||C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\.bliss|
|Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 10||C:\Users\[username]\.bliss|
|Mac OS X (see below)||/Users/[username]/Library/Application Support/bliss|
* I say "standard" locations... these are just defaults. If you have customised your computer so that user files are stored in a different location, you will have to substitute that location for the above.
Windows users may receive a message stating that the 'data' folder could not be deleted because it is already in use. In this case, restart your computer before trying to delete the 'data' folder again.
By default in recent versions of OS X, Finder will not show the "Library" folder, so the
Application Support/bliss folders mentioned above will not be visible. Perhaps the easiest way is to use Go to Folder in Finder:
~/Library/Application Support/blissand click Go
Alternatively, this is pretty exhaustive.
Clearing the database does not affect your settings nor your fixes licence. However, it does cause bliss to 'forget' what it has done previously, so a full re-scan will ensue.
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