Internal local database error - database disk image is malformed


When opening PowerFactory, the following error is displayed: "Internal local database error - database disk image is malformed"


This issue can occur when PowerFactory is configured to store the Workspace directory on a network share or mounted network drive while using a local database. In such cases the database along with all stored data is lost.

If possible restore the database from a backup and change the configuration so the Workspace points to a directory on the local machine. When using PowerFactory 2016 SP3 and above, the Configuration tool will assist you in moving your data to the new location. Older versions require to move the workspace contents manually.

Beginning with PowerFactory 15.2, the Configuration tool can be started from the PowerFactory installation directory, subfolder “Tools” (e.g. C:\Program Files\DIgSILENT\PowerFactory 2017\Tools).