RNB cannot open unzipped backups

Asked by gus.bonnewiitz on 2016-06-01

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS got very slow.
Upgraded to 16.04 LTS.
It would not allow my PPAs or apps that I wanted so, I went back to 14.04 LTS clean install.
I had been keeping backups of RNB.
I have done as instructed online and unzipped the backups into a folder, opened RNB selected Journal -> Open and the folder. RNB displays the files but; they are grayed out and I cannot select them to open.

My system
HP Pavilion g7 - 2269wm
AMD Quad-Core A8-4500M Accelerated Processor
17.3" diagonal HD+ BrightView LED Display
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Trinity [Radeon HD 7640G]
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Trinity HDMI Audio Controller
Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
500 GB HDD
DVD A DS8A9SH
6144 MB DDR3 SDRAM
DVD Optical Drive
since 20140730-22:58 ~ Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS Trusty Tahr
Kernal 3.13.0.87-generic x86_64 ext4
RNB v1.12

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gus.bonnewiitz
Solved:
2016-06-08
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2016-06-08
Last reply:
2016-06-07
Jendrik Seipp (jendrikseipp) said : #1

You need to open the folder, not the files. Once you see the files,
select "Open" in the bottom right.

This is precisely what I have been doing all along. After selecting the directory, I have OK & Cancel buttons in the bottom right and the files are listed, but; greyed out and cannot be selected.
There is no button there to Open in the bottom right.

Jendrik Seipp (jendrikseipp) said : #3

The button in the bottom right is actually named "OK". If that button is
not there, can you please send a screenshot?

When I went into the calendar to see if any of the backup files were there
and I found the files I was looking for.

The online directions might need updating
as this last step in finding the backed up files
was not there and it was not immediately obvious.

Thank you for your assistance