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Posted: 30 December 2012 04:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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KinnieM - 29 December 2012 08:33 PM

Try turning off the CMS (in start menu) and then un-hiding files so that you can see ProgramData under your C drive. Go into that folder and under DAZ3D you will find a folder for the CMS. Go into that folder and delete the database files. Turn on the CMS again through the Startup menu and when you go into Daz it will have been reset. Unfortunately you will lose any folder setup you had but it should help to restart it. I have to do this at least every 1-2 months as it appears not like updates to my system.

Hope this helps someone to get it working.

How do you go in and “unhide” the files… and where do you go in after that to delete the database files? Need specifics please?

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Posted: 30 December 2012 09:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Computer education time…..You need to go to the Windows Folder Options…easiest way to get there is open Windows Explorer > Tools > Folder Options (see image below)

As for what to do next see this thread http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/8028/#105548

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Posted: 30 December 2012 10:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Sorry Mercedesk, I should have been more specific but I was tired as it was after midnight my time.

Thanks Szark for the link to the info.

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Posted: 30 December 2012 10:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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My pleasure KinnieM

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Posted: 30 December 2012 11:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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KinnieM - 30 December 2012 10:13 AM

Sorry Mercedesk, I should have been more specific but I was tired as it was after midnight my time.

Thanks Szark for the link to the info.

I totally understand! Thank you… maybe, this might do it… might!

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Posted: 30 December 2012 11:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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Szark - 30 December 2012 09:57 AM

Computer education time…..You need to go to the Windows Folder Options…easiest way to get there is open Windows Explorer > Tools > Folder Options (see image below)

As for what to do next see this thread http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/8028/#105548

Going to give it a go now!

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Posted: 30 December 2012 12:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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Mercedesk - 30 December 2012 11:21 AM

Going to give it a go now!

Hope it works! It’s a great feature of Daz when it does actually work, lol.

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Posted: 30 December 2012 12:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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Okay… wow, According to cridgit this is where I should see the files:
C:\Program Files\DAZ 3D\Content Management Services\databases

Now, that might be a hidden folder, but I can’t figure out where the tools are to see hidden files and folders in Windows Explorer…

I’m using Windows 7, and there is no tools pulldown :(

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Posted: 30 December 2012 01:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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wancow - 30 December 2012 12:58 PM

Okay… wow, According to cridgit this is where I should see the files:
C:\Program Files\DAZ 3D\Content Management Services\databases

Now, that might be a hidden folder, but I can’t figure out where the tools are to see hidden files and folders in Windows Explorer…

I’m using Windows 7, and there is no tools pulldown :(

It’s right above in the row of menus across the top of that area.

However, I’ve done that… I can’t find the databases - and I’ve gone to the other link above, but as I’m looking at it, I’m not certain where to delete the databases since I can’t find it.

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Posted: 30 December 2012 01:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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wancow - 30 December 2012 12:58 PM

Okay… wow, According to cridgit this is where I should see the files:
C:\Program Files\DAZ 3D\Content Management Services\databases

Now, that might be a hidden folder, but I can’t figure out where the tools are to see hidden files and folders in Windows Explorer…

I’m using Windows 7, and there is no tools pulldown :(

It’s right above in the row of menus across the top of that area.

However, I’ve done that… I can’t find the databases - and I’ve gone to the other link above, but as I’m looking at it, I’m not certain where to delete the databases since I can’t find it.

Okay… found it in the My Documents section and so far, what’s going into the Recycle Bin is over 9.6 GB… yeah, REAL scary!!!

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Posted: 30 December 2012 01:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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Up to 10GB now… this is REEEEALLY scaring me. Please lord, don’t let me be wiping out my entire content library…

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Posted: 30 December 2012 01:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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wancow - 30 December 2012 12:58 PM

Okay… wow, According to cridgit this is where I should see the files:
C:\Program Files\DAZ 3D\Content Management Services\databases

Now, that might be a hidden folder, but I can’t figure out where the tools are to see hidden files and folders in Windows Explorer…

I’m using Windows 7, and there is no tools pulldown :(

I’m using Widows 7 and mine is in ProgramData, not ProgramFiles.
C:\ProgramData\DAZ 3D\Content Management Services\databases

ETA: And my database files are only a few hundred KB up to 16 MB, not gigabytes.

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Posted: 30 December 2012 01:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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Un oh… something tells me I have major messed up. I just deleted all contents of the database and it added up to 12.5 GB

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Posted: 30 December 2012 01:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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Well, I went to windows help and turned on show hidden files and folders, and I can’t find the database anywhere. :(

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Posted: 30 December 2012 01:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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wancow - 30 December 2012 12:58 PM

Okay… wow, According to cridgit this is where I should see the files:
C:\Program Files\DAZ 3D\Content Management Services\databases

Now, that might be a hidden folder, but I can’t figure out where the tools are to see hidden files and folders in Windows Explorer…

I’m using Windows 7, and there is no tools pulldown :(

I’m using Widows 7 and mine is in ProgramData, not ProgramFiles.
C:\ProgramData\DAZ 3D\Content Management Services\databases

ETA: And my database files are only a few hundred KB up to 16 MB, not gigabytes.

Okay, that’s interesting… I don’t have a Program Data folder.

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