First Time installation of StickyBrain Under Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger
If you have already installed Mac OS X 10.4 and are installing StickyBrain for the first time, all you need to do is download StickyBrain 3.5.0 or higher from www.chronosnet.com and run the installer.
Already installed Tiger and StickyBrain is Not Working
If you did an archive and install when installing Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger and you previosly had StickyBrain installed under 10.3 Panther, StickyBrain may a) hang on 'Opening Database'; b) open to a blank database; or c) open but you can't restore from a backup or .Mac. To solve any of these issues perform the following steps:
1. Open the following directory: /Previous Systems/Previous System 1/Library/OpenBase/Databases/
2. Move the file named 'StickyBrain_yourusername.db' to the Desktop. Depending on what version of StickyBrain you were running before the Tiger upgrade the file may be called 'Chronos_yourusername.db'.
3. Move any other files from this directory that are used by other applications to the Desktop.
4. Download StickyBrain 3.5.0 or higher from www.chronosnet.com
5. Launch the StickyBrain installer and at the screen before you install StickyBrain choose 'Uninstall' from the Easy Install popup menu and then click the Uninstall button. When asked, choose to uninstall OpenBase. This will uninstall StickyBrain and OpenBase from the computer (OpenBase is the database engine StickyBrain uses to store the notes in).
6. Launch the StickyBrain installer and this time install StickyBrain. At the end of the installation you'll be asked to restart your computer.
7. After your computer has restarted launch StickyBrain. This will create a new database.
After this step if you have a backup file or a backup on .Mac you will be able to restore your notes from it. To restore from a backup choose File > Restore All Notes, and then select the backup file and click Open. If the backup is on .Mac choose File > Restore All Notes From .Mac.
If you did an archive and install when installing Tiger you should have access to backups of your StickyBrain database. By default backups are created in the following directory (where '~' denotes your home folder):
If, however, you don't have access to a backup and the only copy of your notes are stored in the database that you pulled out of the /Previous Systems/Previous System 1/Library/OpenBase/Databases/ directory in Step 2 above, do the following steps:
1. Launch the OpenBase Manager application, which is located in the /Applications/OpenBase/ directory.
2. Click the Local button.
3. Select the StickyBrain_yourusername/Chronos_yourusername database in the list and choose Action > Stop Database.
4. Choose Action > Delete Database.
5. Quit Openbase Manager.
6. Drag the StickyBrain_yourusername.db/Chronos_yourusername.db that is on the Desktop into the following directory: /Library/OpenBase/Databases/.
7. Launch the OpenBase Manager application.
8. Click the Local button.
9. Select the StickyBrain_yourusername/Chronos_yourusername database in the list and choose Action > Start Database.
10. Launch StickyBrain and you should have access to your notes.