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fwolfe
I was trying to resave a template in HoudahSpot. I ended up with no templates showing at all. We I clicked on templates it said something like "Go to Templates Folder" and when I clicked on that it said showed me a data file that looked like:

SQLite format 3@  !-‚˚!˚ ˛ i › .
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^†‚:û˚w∂?—J„fle9!indexZQUERYITEM_Z_ENT_INDEXZQUERYITEMCREATE INDEX ZQUERYITEM_Z_ENT_INDEX ON ZQUERYITEM (Z_ENT)ÅM!Å'indexZQUERYITEM_ZQUERYATTRIBUTE_INDEXZQUERYITEMCREATE INDEX 

But with much more.

I read the posts about this subject previously, but Lion must have changed the location you suggested we look at.

What I found in in Application Support was HoudahSpot/Templates. Templates appears to be 135 KB "document. I don't know if it has become corrupted or not. Is there a way that I can get HoudahSpot to recognizes the template again. I do have a cloned drive that I canopy from if necessary. 

Thanks,

Fred
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fwolfe
I rebooted, but it didn't help. But I noticed that the tray window didn't work. However, helper is running. Here are the error messages from the time this started:

Thank,

Fred

5/9/12 12:23:18.758 PM HoudahSpot: *** -[__NSCFString stringByAppendingPathExtension:]: cannot append extension 'hspot' to path ''
5/9/12 12:23:24.453 PM HoudahSpot: ApplicationDelegate.m:904 willPresentError: Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=256 "“Templates” could not be handled because HoudahSpot cannot open files in the “data” format." UserInfo=0xea8dcf0 {NSLocalizedFailureReason=HoudahSpot cannot open files in the “data” format., NSLocalizedDescription=“Templates” could not be handled because HoudahSpot cannot open files in the “data” format.}
5/9/12 12:23:24.453 PM HoudahSpot: ApplicationDelegate.m:905 - description: “Templates” could not be handled because HoudahSpot cannot open files in the “data” format.
5/9/12 12:23:24.454 PM HoudahSpot: ApplicationDelegate.m:906 - reason: HoudahSpot cannot open files in the “data” format.
5/9/12 12:23:24.499 PM HoudahSpot: ApplicationDelegate.m:907 - suggestion: (null)
5/9/12 12:23:24.499 PM HoudahSpot: ApplicationDelegate.m:908 - userInfo: {
    NSLocalizedDescription = "\U201cTemplates\U201d could not be handled because HoudahSpot cannot open files in the \U201cdata\U201d format.";
    NSLocalizedFailureReason = "HoudahSpot cannot open files in the \U201cdata\U201d format.";
}
5/9/12 12:23:28.549 PM HoudahSpot: endSheet:returnCode: requires a non-nil sheet
5/9/12 12:25:11.443 PM HoudahSpotHelper: Will reload HoudahSpot master preferences
5/9/12 12:26:26.363 PM HoudahSpot: ApplicationDelegate.m:904 willPresentError: Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=256 "The document “Templates” could not be opened. HoudahSpot cannot open files in the “data” format." UserInfo=0x6ed12c0 {NSLocalizedFailureReason=HoudahSpot cannot open files in the “data” format., NSUnderlyingError=0x6ec2fd0 "“Templates” could not be handled because HoudahSpot cannot open files in the “data” format.", NSLocalizedDescription=The document “Templates” could not be opened. HoudahSpot cannot open files in the “data” format.}
5/9/12 12:26:26.363 PM HoudahSpot: ApplicationDelegate.m:905 - description: The document “Templates” could not be opened. HoudahSpot cannot open files in the “data” format.
5/9/12 12:26:26.364 PM HoudahSpot: ApplicationDelegate.m:906 - reason: HoudahSpot cannot open files in the “data” format.
5/9/12 12:26:26.364 PM HoudahSpot: ApplicationDelegate.m:907 - suggestion: (null)
5/9/12 12:26:26.364 PM HoudahSpot: ApplicationDelegate.m:908 - userInfo: {
    NSLocalizedDescription = "The document \U201cTemplates\U201d could not be opened. HoudahSpot cannot open files in the \U201cdata\U201d format.";
    NSLocalizedFailureReason = "HoudahSpot cannot open files in the \U201cdata\U201d format.";
    NSUnderlyingError = Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=256 "“Templates” could not be handled because HoudahSpot cannot open files in the “data” format." UserInfo=0x6ec5710 {NSLocalizedFailureReason=HoudahSpot cannot open files in the “data” format., NSLocalizedDescription=“Templates” could not be handled because HoudahSpot cannot open files in the “data” format.};
}
5/9/12 1:20:15.568 PM sandboxd: ([441]) TextEdit(441) deny file-issue-extension /Users/fwolfe/Library/Application Support/HoudahSpot
5/9/12 1:20:15.568 PM TextEdit: __CFPasteboardIssueSandboxExtensionForPath: error for [/Users/fwolfe/Library/Application Support/HoudahSpot]
5/9/12 1:42:05.334 PM HoudahSpotHelper: Will reload HoudahSpot master preferences
5/9/12 1:42:05.859 PM HoudahSpotHelper: watcherThread started.
5/9/12 1:42:55.657 PM HoudahSpot: ISGetIconFamilyFromStorage: seed mismatch for 25670001, actual seed is 74b0dc51
5/9/12 1:42:56.020 PM HoudahSpotHelper: Will reload HoudahSpot master preferences
5/9/12 1:45:27.310 PM HoudahSpotHelper: Will reload HoudahSpot master preferences

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fwolfe
Problem solved this way:

1) In the library template the folder "Template" had been converted to a file when the corruption occurred. I renamed it and then I copied the folder called "Template" from my backup disk to my current disk. That fixed it.

2) I closed HoudahSpot helper, quit HoudahSpot, and then restarted HoudahSpot.

3) Everything worked.

4) The initial corruption occurred when I was trying to save a modified template. Rather than type the name again, I just "entered" it as a blank name. That broke everything.

Perhaps this might help someone in the future.

Fred 
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houdah
Hi!

Congratulations on figuring this out.

I had previous reports of the Templates folder getting corrupted, but never figured out how that happened.

Thank you for the report.

Best,
Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s.à r.l.

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