I just migrated my data from Notion to Anytype (macOS) and played around a bit in different Spaces. Yesterday I accidentally deleted a Space that still contained some relevant data that seemed to be lost. I know that these cannot normally be recovered when a Space is deleted.
Nevertheless, I searched the Anytype application directory for a text string that was contained in the lost page. And I found the content in a .zap file! It was mixed with some binary data (due to special characters in the text?), but I was more or less able to recover the lost content from the zap file.
This raises some questions:
- What is the format of the zap file? What does it consist of? Can it somehow be read with a tool? I am familiar with the Linux command line, but none of the available tools were able to recognize the format of the zap file.
- Why is the data still there even though the disk space has been deleted?
I had some trouble with Anytype time in the beginning, but now I’m on my way to becoming an aficionado. Waiting for collaboration mode!