WeakAuras 2

18 - Weak Aura's Just disappeared?

What steps will reproduce the problem?
None, I don't want to make any changes in fear of them being gone for ever incase there is still yet a way to recover them.

Last time I raided/played that I can remember them working was wednesday. The only change to the file structure of my wow folder that I've made sense then aside from WoW crashing (Computer hard locked, hard to do a cold shut down) is the installation of the most recent update to Deadly Boss Mods, which I installed tonight. During the raid (After the DBM update) I noticed most of my weak aura's weren't working.

I tried updating Weak Auras to the most recent version but that had no effect.

What is the expected output? What do you see instead?
All custom Auras are completely gone.

What version of the product are you using?
Most recent

Do you have an error log of what happened?
Unfortunately, no.

Please provide any additional information below.
I am just curious if there's any way to salvage the auras. My email is Muezick@gmail.com if anybody knows any tips. Thanks!

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InfusOnWow Dec 14, 2014 at 01:38 UTC Changed status from New to Invalid
Muezick Oct 21, 2013 at 02:47 UTC Create

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  • Avatar of InfusOnWow InfusOnWow Dec 14, 2014 at 01:40 UTC - 0 likes

    It's unclear which problem lead to this user loosing his auras, likely his settings got corrupted. Unfortunately asking for details after a year doesn't make much sense, so there's nothing to do here anymore.

  • Avatar of buranburan buranburan Nov 11, 2013 at 08:56 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm having this same issue; I have to choose one of the numerous tickets to reply to and this one seems like a good pick.

    It is possible that the auras got wiped and the preferences reset; that happened to me. You may be able to restore the preferences file (keep reading) and get them back.

    Alas, I did that... but the addon just isn't functioning properly and so it's still ignoring them and the end result is the same. You can check this by looking at the preference file with a text editor and searching for the name of one of your custom auras.

    If you find you need to restore...

    They are in, if you are using a Windows client:

    (WoW Root Install Folder)\WTF\Account\(Your Account Name)\SavedVariables\WeakAuras.lua

    Most likely your account name is WOW1, although some old accounts (like mine) that predate the migration to battle.net may have different names.

    I don't currently use WoW on my MacBook Pro, but when I did I believe it installed in /Applications/World of Warcraft. The file structure inside that folder was the same as the Windows version, at least as far as I recall.

    If you do not see the auras saved in the file (my pref file actually was wiped; I had to restore it from a backup), right-click on the file -- I am assuming here you are using Windows Vista or 7 -- and select Properties. Click the Previous Versions tab. Wait for the list of versions to load (this may take a few minutes), then select the one you want (choose one from a time when you know they were working) and click on Restore... and follow the prompts.

    DO THIS WHEN WoW IS NOT RUNNING -- it will overwrite preference files on disk with what's in its memory at the time it exits. If you forget to shut it down before restoring the backup, don't let it gracefully exit. Use the Task Manager to kill the process.

    If you are using a Mac, hopefully you have Time Machine backups enabled. Use that to find a previous version of the preference file.

    It's times like this that I'm very, very, very glad I back up my systems. You never know when something will go wrong!

    Last edited Nov 11, 2013 by buranburan: Clarifications


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Oct 21, 2013
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