cannot search anything

edited April 2013 in Daz Studio Discussion

I am unable to search anything in content library. Whatever i type it doesnt search anything. This started suddenly, it used to work fine bfore. Dont know why its happening.

Lost my categories as well

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  • agv_3f63ff71ebagv_3f63ff71eb Posts: 1
    edited December 1969

    Open Services and check if DAZ Content Management Service is running. If not, run it and restart DAZ Studio.

  • SzarkSzark Posts: 10,211
    edited December 1969

    You can turn ON and OFF CMS using Windows OS Via the Start Menu Button > All Programs > DAZ3D > Content Management System > Turn ON/OFF CMS without the need to restart Daz Studio.

  • edited December 1969

    Well its turned on and my categories is back. But now i cannot add new categories to it. Whenever i right click and product and choose categories it doesnt show my categorie tree instead it shows only one option as categories as if i had never used it before??
    If i add it says unable to add
    How do i add new categories now

  • SzarkSzark Posts: 10,211
    edited December 1969

    Ok Now I am in no mans land.

    I have seen this mentioned a while back and I went looking for the threads and couldn't find the right one with the solution. However it could be down to a corrupt CMS Database for which adam has posted some help here

  • edited December 1969

    well after doing that i have lost all my categories now

  • SzarkSzark Posts: 10,211
    edited December 1969

    I am sorry to here that. You should have a copy of it as per adams instructions but as I said this is no-mans lands for me as I have never had these issues myself so reading about them and trying to remember every solution is very hard sometimes.Some links I save some I don't. But when I have to deal with an issue myself then I remember. I have spent a few hours using google trying to find help with this issue. And as far as those instructions it was my belief that saving the User data saved your categories.

  • edited December 1969

    well i do have the backup databse file. So anyway to getback my previous categories. Should i just copy paste my backupback??
    As far as that procedure was conserened when i used export userdata it got over in a sec whereas it took 2hrs for him.
    Also on step3 when i started daz studio it didnt prompt me to import metdata so i manually reimported it
    After that i didnt recovered my categories

  • JaderailJaderail Posts: 0
    edited April 2013

    Sounds like your Database was Error'ed up already or that the CMS was dead again when you tried to Export. No Database funtions will work if the CMS is not running.

    I'm at a loss as to why Categories stopped and the Smart still worked. That should not have happened.

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  • edited December 1969

    So looks like i will have to recategorize everything or is there any other way out???

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