I was tweaking some options and for some reason I right clicked in my main user account folder and under properties I selected the “hidden” checkbox by the “attributes” section. I realised my error and cancelled the process, but it had already worked a fair bit. I then did the opposite, and unchecked the hidden tab.
Now I can’t launch Bisq (I’m currently on a different install so I don’t have the error message to hand, but will update with it asap), or Firefox, or Opera - Firefox reports “Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible”. I haven’t tried much else than that so far.
I’m in the middle of resolving a dispute for a sale I made from that account (the buyer forgot the transaction ID in the transfer), and I think we should be at the end of things there as the last thing I said to the arbitrator was “I assume we are going ahead, I have recieved X, Y information and I’m happy”. But I don’t know if the arbitrator or the buyer will want to talk more. Hopefully the arbitrator will unlock the btc now and this won’t matter… it’s been going on for a few days due to weekend and myself going away for 36 hours.
I did export my account prior to this and also have imported my wallet and account into a new install on another system. I made the mistake of assuming my account will have the transaction history included. I’m at the stage of just toying with the software and getting to know it.
I probably have below average technical knowledge as far as bitcoiners go. Any assistance will be helpful, I am competent at following steps.
So, I’ll be searching how to reinstate my corrupted appdata, but preliminary searches don’t look good, so a reinstall may be on the cards.
Is there anything I can do for my account with it’s transaction and message history? I copied all the bisq folder files from the install locations, and was going to try inserting them into my new install on the other system, but it was at that time I realised that a lot of stuff had been corrupted and bisq wouldn’t lauch any more.
Hoping that it’s just one file that needs adjusting/reverting.