Knowledgebase: Library (database)
Error message: 'Database image is malformed'
Updated by Russell Samuels on Oct 17, 2019

Problem

'Database image is malformed' errors can occur if the underlying database has been corrupted. This can happen if the drive is somehow shut down during a database operation or if a low level kernel level process is interfering with SQL operations (this has been observed with SpyCatcher by Tenebril).

Solution

The solution to this is to manually delete the corrupt database file (mm.db) so that a new one can be rebuilt. The MediaMonkey database is stored as described at: http://www.mediamonkey.com/support/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/16

Prevention

To change the database robustness see: http://www.mediamonkey.com/support/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/73

To backup the database see: https://www.mediamonkey.com/support/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/63/0/how-to-backup-and-recover-a-mediamonkey-library

Recovery

If you don't have a working Backup of the database you can try to use a Third Party Addon like ZvedzdanD's Restore/Synchronize Database, which may be able to import information from a corrupt database: http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=42085

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