Restoring a backup of Mental Case 2 for Mac after failed sync

Mental Case 2 on the Mac makes a backup before it starts iCloud syncing, so if you lose data accidentally while initiating sync, it is often possible to get it back.

The restoration is a bit of a chore, but this is how you do it:

  1. Best to turn off iCloud sync in Mental Case on all your devices first.
  2. On the Mac, first Quit Mental Case, then go to the Finder, and choose Go > Go to Folder
  3. Enter this
    ~/Library/Containers/com.mentalfaculty.mentalcase.mac/Data/Documents/Mental Case Backups
  4. You should see some folders starting with Library…. Each one is a backup.
  5. Find the one with the most recent date.
  6. Select it, and choose Edit > Copy. Go to your Desktop in Finder and choose Edit > Paste.
  7. Now in Finder, choose Go > Go to Folder again. This time enter
    ~/Library/Containers/com.mentalfaculty.mentalcase.mac/Data/Library/Application Support/Mental Case
  8. You should see a folder called Library.mentalcase2lib. Drag it the Desktop.
  9. Drag the other folder from the Desktop into the location that you found Library.mentalcase2lib, and rename it to Library.mentalcase2lib. (Use File > Get Info to confirm the filename is correct.)
  10. Launch Mental Case. Your data should be back.
  11. Go to Preferences, and click the Reset button to reset the iCloud data. Do this on all your devices.
  12. Turn on iCloud, one device at a time, and wait for the upload to complete each time before starting on another device.