SplashData Help Desk

How to sync data back from Web app - Mac Desktop (Cloud Sync)

Last Updated: Jun 17, 2019 03:57AM PDT
Please follow the below steps if your SplashID Safe Mac Desktop app is not working for any reason, such as is it crashes, won't take your password, uses the wrong email ID/etc.
While using Cloud Sync, if your records look fine & complete (no new records or edits missing) on the SplashID Web app, please follow these instructions exactly to completely uninstall and reinstall SplashID Safe Desktop app on your Mac (
don't worry about all the steps, it's straightforward):

1) Quit SplashID Safe Mac Desktop app, if running.

2) Please uninstall SplashID Safe Desktop app from your Mac by dragging it from Applications folder to the Trash Can. And remove any SplashID icons from your Mac OS Dock.

3) Rename the folder ~/Library/Containers/com.splashdata.splashidmac to ~/Library/Containers/com.splashdata.splashidmac.OLD
Please note this Library folder is a special hidden folder on newer macOS versions.
So, to reach it special steps are required - to do this:
- Switch to the Mac OS Finder (click Finder icon in your Dock, or use Command key+Tab to switch to it, or click with the mouse outside the active window area)
- Then please hold down Alt/option key Alt/Option Key -- Mac on your keyboard (on older Macs - ), then click the Go in menu bar with the mouse, select the Library folder. Or, alternatively do it the other way round - click the Go menu in the menu bar with the mouse, now press and hold the Alt/option key on your keyboard so the Library choice appears, and click that with the mouse. (the menu bar is located at very TOP of your Mac display above any current app window, or above your desktop if all windows are minimized)
If you do this correctly, the Library choice should show among the other menus - please see screenshot (where Library is between Home and Computer menus)


- Now double click on Containers folder
(OR as an alternative, click Go menu, then click Go to Folder... or invoke the same menu via Shift+
+G – a small window will show, enter ~/Library/Containers/ into the box, press Enter or click Go button with the mouse.
- Containers folder will open, now scroll down if necessary and click on com.splashdata.splashidmac folder
- Click on it again and the word 'com.splashdata.splashidmac' will be highlighted in light blue
- Overtype with/rename to 'com.splashdata.splashidmac.old', press Return key to confirm. If for any reason this does not work, instead please right-click (or Ctrl+click) the folder, then choose Rename from the menu
- If you see a folder named com.splashdata.splashidsafe in Containers folder, rename it the same way. Then if you also see folders called SplashID or SplashID Safe in the /Library/ folder, rename those the same way to "SplashID.old" and "SplashID Safe.old" respectively.

4) Then please delete any Preferences file(s):
~/Library/Preferences/com.splashdata.splashidmac
~/Library/Preferences/com.splashdata.splashid
and any other files you find in the Preferences folder with the word "splashid" in their file names.

5) Re-install the latest SplashID 8.2.0 Mac Desktop version from here:
https://www.splashid.com/downloads

6) Run the newly installed Mac Desktop app. At this point you should see the program run in set up mode, please follow the setup steps to login to your SplashID account.

7) Sync, and the data from your Web app will be re-synced back to Desktop. And the Mac Desktop app should then work fine. You can now re-attach the SplashID Mac app to your Mac OS Dock, if you wish.

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