Reinstalled GS -- All templates lost

I have Applestore GS – latest release.
I got a message that GS was damaged and to reinstall from the Applestore.
I did this, but now I have lost all my templates.
Is there any way of recovering them? I have tried to find the Library file, without success.

If you don’t have a current backup, your best chance is to use the Spotlight search to look for a file called “GarageSale.sqlite”. If you have such a file, there’s hope.

Thanks for reply/ies.

I have now found backup files buried deep among all the GS Library files. They have dates incorporated into their names. Some are as large as 92mb.

Now, I assume that I have to rename the backup/s correctly and place them in the right Library folder for GS to load them.

Can anyone please tell me which backup files go where and how I should rename them?


Can you post a screenshot that shows the contents of the directory where you found the backup file in, as well as it’s parent directory (column view in Finder).


Hi Ilja
Here is the path to the backup files:
/Users/donxxxxxxxx/Library/Containers/com.iwascoding.garagesale/OldData/20151118T141907.39+1100-238e1f29/Library/Application Support/GarageSale/Backups

Here is a sample backup file:


Is there a GarageSale.sqlite file at /Users/donxxxxxxxx/Library/Containers/com.iwascoding.garagesale/OldData/20151118T141907.39+1100-238e1f29/Library/Application Support/GarageSale ?

Do you also have an AuctionImages directory in there?

Hi was this ever resolved? I’m currently in a similar situation and need some help. I have the backup files but when I put them back the templates still aren’t there. Really need some help please!


No, I didn’t get this fixed.

My GS is now a mess – I have lost all my templates and can’t get things working anywhere near as well as before the reinstallation. :{


I had a similar issue where some of my templates were lost but the listings on eBay were active. If you go to the file > import > import from eBay you can pull the information from what you have listed to make templates in GarageSale. Unfortunately I have not found any way to get back templates that had never been listed or ones that were inactive, but at least you can get some of your templates back with this method.