[Digikam-users] Database lost

Johnny yggdrasil at gmx.co.uk
Sat Oct 1 14:21:01 BST 2011

Anders Lund <anders at alweb.dk> writes:

> On Fredag den 30. september 2011, Daniel MacPhee wrote:
>> I've been using Digikam for a couple of years now as it seems the best to
>> me for Linux systems. Currently I'm using version 1.2.0 on Ubuntu 10.04. I
>> just opened it and everything has disappeared!! I guess the database has
>> has got lost or something. I've used Digikam as my only photo filing
>> system so is there anyone who can suggest how I can recover the lost lost
>> tags and file structure etc.
> Are you sure the database is not there? You can look for it in the directory 
> where you store your images, see in the digikam configuration. Use a file 
> manager or the find(1) or locate(1) shell commands if you are familliar with 
> the shell, the database name contains "digikam" and ends in ".db".

Open a shell and run

find . -iregex ".*digikam.*\.db$"

When you have located your database, it can be explored by using
sqliteman [1], if it doesn't open in digikam, and you can then see if
the database is corrupted or not. 

[1]  http://sqliteman.com/


More information about the Digikam-users mailing list