Malformed Database

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Malformed Database

Post by kirk95 » Sat Aug 28, 2010 3:40 pm

How do you fix this?

I tried repair Library and it keep telling me my database is Malformed...


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Re: Malformed Database

Post by kleine » Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:28 am


Could you send me the bugreport?
(open the help view, choose "report a bug")
Send it to:



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Re: Malformed Database

Post by rclester » Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:41 pm

What I did to solve this problem was (with Abelton not running) go into /Users/rclester/Library/Application Support/Ableton/Live 8.2.1/Database and put "files.db" into the trash then reopen Ableton. When it reopened, it kind of did a re-install type of thing, checking for the Live Packs and installing any that had not installed when I was having the database disk image malformation problem. Since then (it has only been 1 day), I have had no problems, or no recurrences of the database disk image crap.

hope that helps. Try it at your own risk. I don't really know what I was doing, or why exactly it worked, but it seemed to be worth trying, and so I did and it helped. I am assuming I just trashed the malformed database and that Live is smart enough to remake it when the original is not present. Who knows?! But problem solved. :mrgreen: