Library Backups

Silverstack allows to enable an automatic backup of its library in the “Backups” tab of the application preferences.


  • Select how many last regular backups should be stored
    • 2
    • 5
    • 20
  • Available backup types:
    • regular: Automatic Backup
    • manual: Manual Backup (created with button “+”)
    • pre restore: Created automatically before a restore is triggered

Restore a Library Backup

There are situations where your system is not capable any more of correctly saving the latest changes to the Silverstack library database.

This is usually related to a more general system problem. When this case occurs the Silverstack library can become corrupted and Silverstack helps you to restore the latest available backup:


If you should have any issues in the process of restoring a library backup please get in touch with .

We always recommend to keep a Time Machine backup of your system disk, so you can also always access older backups.

How to Manually Restore a Silverstack Library Backup

  1. Locate the project folder of the project you want to restore
    • Either reveal the project folder of your currently selected project through Silverstack’s main menu bar: Silverstack [Lab]>Show Library in Finder
    • Or, in case you need to navigate to the project folder manually:
      1. Close Silverstack
      2. Open Finder, select Go>Go To Folder…
      3. Paste the project folder root path:
        • Silverstack and Silverstack XT (8.x.x) projects are located in the hidden folder ~/Library/Application Support/Pomfort/Silverstack8
        • Silverstack Lab (8.x.x) projects are located in ~/Library/Application Support/Pomfort/SilverstackLab8
      4. Find the project that you want to restore:
        • Each project has its own folder named  Project-[uniqueIdentifier]
        • The project folder that was changed most recently has the most recent Date Modified timestamp in Finder
        • To make sure you navigated to the correct project folder, check its Project.plist file in a text editor, it contains project information, including the project’s name
  2. Locate the backup files
    • In each project folder, there is a sub folder Backup, that contains backup snapshots of your project library
  3. Unzip the most recent backup snapshot and rename it to Silverstack.psdb
  4. Close Silverstack
  5. Replace your current library database with the backup
    1. In the project folder rename the file Silverstack.psdb to _old_Silverstack.psdb (keep the original database file for safety reasons)
    2. Copy the unzipped and renamed backup file Silverstack.psdb from the backup folder to the project folder’s top level [where you just renamed the original file project database to  _old_Silverstack.psdb]
  6. Start Silverstack