.ctx file decrypts, loads, and crashes – Please Help

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    jmayorga5
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    I have an encrypted .ctx file containing my life.

    Whenever I open the file, it asks for the password, decrypts, shows me the last page I was on for a split second, then crashes.

    I need to get to the information, somehow, even if it isn’t with Cherrytree.

    Is there any way to fix this problem? For some reason, there are no backup files.

    Can I use any tool to decrypt the database with my password so I can get important information straight from the database?

    I have tried the portable version, but the same thing happens. I have not yet tried the Linux version.

    Is there any solution to getting my data back?

    Please help,

    John E. Mayorga

    #124309

    jmayorga5
    Member

    I have found that I can decrypt the .ctx file to a .ctb file using 7zip.

    I can open the .ctb file with a text file and get to my information.

    Assuming there is some kind of corruption in the .ctb file, is there any way to fix it so that Cherrytree will be able to open it again?

    Thanks in advance,

    John E. Mayorga

    #124310

    giuspen
    Moderator

    Hi John, the .ctb is a sqlite 3 database, you can read the content with for example http://sqlitebrowser.org

    #124311

    giuspen
    Moderator

    If you want me to look at what’s wrong/try to fix you have to send it to me, my mail is in the help-about dialog. If you cannot share it with me try to run from the python source code and tell me what the terminal says

    #124312

    jmayorga5
    Member

    Thank you for your help.

    I was able to load and compact the database with “DB Browser for SQLite”.

    Since the problem was not with the encryption or compression, and the database is not corrupt in that it cannot be compacted, I am getting the impression that there is something wrong with the environment my Cherrytree is running in.

    I’ll try opening my data file in another environment to see if that helps.

    I’m not sure if I will try running the Python source in a Linux box, at this point. If I do, I will be sure to leave feedback.

    I can get to the critical pieces of information I need, right now, which is the important thing.

    Thank you for your help.

    Regards,

    John E. Mayorga

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