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
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.