From the way you describe it, it appears that the BeatBuddy Manager (BBM) doesn’t know the location of your project, which is supposed to be located in your bbworkspace folder on your computer. It also sounds like you’re trying to open the default project and not a new project. You haven’t provided enough details for me to give you a good way ahead that will get you restored for your gig today. Here’s some common BeatBuddy Manager (BBM) and BeatBuddy (BB) operating principles: (sorry for the lecture)
- the BBM is where you do all of your work creating and managing setlists; think of it as the iTunes app on your computer where you create and manage a Playlist which can then be exported or synchronized to your iPod or iPhone;
- your project should always be saved on your computer and then exported or synched to your SD card;
- speaking of the SD card, don’t connect your pedal to your computer using the USB cable; instead, insert your SD card in your computer SD slot reader;
- Long story short: don’t use the BBM to manage or edit the project directly on your SD card.
Since I don’t know whether or not you still have a custom BeatBuddy (BB) set or gig list and whether or not you deleted the contents from your SD card or got rid of your old bbworkspace folder, we’re just going to verify that you don’t still (inadvertently) have your setlist somewhere on either your SD card or an older bbworkspace folder you up and running with the default project
CHECKING YOUR SD CARD FOR PROJECT:
- disconnect the USB cable from your computer to your pedal
- insert the SD card in your computer SD slot reader (we’re checking to see if your original project is still on your SD card)
- launch the BBM
- from the BBM File - Open Project (and navigate to your SD card)
- if a functional project still exists on your SD card, the BBM should open it and you should see a screen shot like this
- if so, click Yes (and your computer will either display the path to your bbworkspace folder—like this, or it will allow you to navigate to the path)
and if so, give your project a name and then click Save
- if this is the case, you’ve now recovered your original project and it should be saved in the proper location on your computer; if not, then,
CHECKING YOUR COMPUTER FOR YOUR SETLIST FROM AN OLDER bbworkspace folder
- search your computer for BeatBuddy (BB) project files using this string *.bbp (asterisk period bbp); if you happen to remember the name of your project, you could search for the name of your project e.g., whatever.bbp
- if your search locates any project files, make a note of the complete path to where they are located
- use the BBM File - Open Project and navigate to the path of one of the project files you noted; is it your old project with your setlist? If not, continue to repeat the process until you’ve checked each project to see if it has your project with your setlist;
If you’ve come up empty, you’re going to have to go with the BBWorkspace_default_content_backup-v2.1 method in my post above
Let us know how it turns out. There may be easier ways to do this but based on the details in your post, this is the only way I can think of to try to find your old project with your setlist or to restore functionality to your BeatBuddy (BB) for your gig today.
If I’ve failed to understand your description, feel free to reply and I’ll see what I can do.
Waiting for the obligatory “aargh” from PF