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Bobby Anderson

30 Oct, 2019 11:35 AM

Unable to switch profile sync or do anything, only use anki on laptop. I get this error. When i try to switch profile, or quit the app, I get stuck on 'backing up' for hours and it never stops, even though my collection is relatively small.

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Anki 2.1.15 (442df9d6) Python 3.6.7 Qt 5.12.1 PyQt 5.11.3
Platform: Mac 10.12.6
Flags: frz=True ao=False sv=1

Caught exception:
  File "aqt/", line 1079, in onCheckDB
  File "anki/", line 760, in fixIntegrity
  File "anki/", line 65, in scalar
<class 'sqlite3.DatabaseError'>: database disk image is malformed

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Damien Elmes on 30 Oct, 2019 10:30 PM

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    Your collection is corrupt, so you'll need to restore from an automatic backup: Restoring an Automatic Backup (Recovering from Data Loss)

  2. 2 Posted by Carolr7 on 02 Nov, 2019 10:53 AM

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    [image: Screen Shot 2019-11-02 at 11.52.03.png]
    doesn't let me switch profile, I'm always stuck on backing up..

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Damien Elmes on 02 Nov, 2019 10:08 PM

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    Please manually rename your User 1 folder, then start Anki again.

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