It may be too late now, but, in order to replace a corrupted Painter Papers.papers library file you don't need to either:
- Reinstall Painter X, or
- Reset Painter X to its installed state by holding down the Shift key while launching the program.
NOTE: Read through these instructions carefuly, to be sure you understand everything before starting.
To replace the corrupted Painter Papers.papers library file:
1. Go to the following Painter X application/program folder:
Mac - Applications > Corel Painter X > Resources2. Highlight and copy the Painter Papers.papers file.
Windows - Program Files > Corel > Corel Painter X > Resources
3. Go to the following Painter X User folder:
Mac - Users > [User Name] > Library > Application Support > Corel/Painter X > [Workspace Name]
Windows - Documents and Settings > [User Name] > Application Data > Corel > Painter IX > [Workspace Name]
4. Paste the copied Painter Papers.papers file (it will overwrite the existing Painter Papers.papers file in that Workspace).
5. Launch Painter X and your Painter Papers.papers library should be back in working order.
IMPORTANT: If you have more than one Workspace, and know that you have custom Papers in any of those Workspaces:
1. First back up the existing Painter Papers.papers files, each in a separate folder named to match the specific Workspace.
2. In the Painter X User folder, paste the copied Painter Papers.papers library file (from your Painter X application/program folder) into each Workspace.
3. Launch Painter X and test the backed up Painter Papers.papers library files by using the Paper Mover (Papers palette menu > Paper Mover) and opening them in the right panel. If they open as expected, they're probably not corrupted and you can narrow down in which Workspace the corrupted Painter Papers.papers library file was located.
4. Now in the appropriate Painter X User folder's Workspace folders, you should be able to restore the other custom Painter Papers.papers library files by going to each of the backup Workspace folders, copying the Painter Papers.papers library file, and pasting it into the matching name Painter X User folder's Workspace folder.
It's a bit complicated, but not hard to so. Just go slowly and it should turn out fine.
If you find it's just too complicated, simply paste the copied Painter Papers.papers file (from the Painter X application/program folder) into each Painter X User folder's Workspace and when you launch Painter X all of the Papers libraries should be working, even if you do lose some custom Papers.