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When I try to compile my document (see MWE below) it doesn't use the numeric style and the following message is produced in the prompt of TeXstudio:

Prozess gestartet: biber "MWE_05"

INFO - This is Biber 2.16
INFO - Logfile is 'MWE_05.blg'
INFO - Reading 'MWE_05.bcf'
INFO - Found 1 citekeys in bib section 0
INFO - Processing section 0
INFO - Looking for bibtex format file '../../shared/Quellen/Test.bib' for section 0
INFO - LaTeX decoding ...
INFO - Found BibTeX data source '../../shared/Quellen/Test.bib'
Prozess endete mit Fehler(n)

I am a little puzzled too because it tells me something about BibTeX even though I use BibLaTeX?

MWE:

\documentclass{scrreprt}

\usepackage[%
backend=biber,
bibencoding=utf8,
style=numeric, % numeric
%citestyle=numeric,
sorting=none
]{biblatex}
\addbibresource{../../shared/Quellen/Test.bib}

\begin{document}

\cite{Test}

\printbibliography

\end{document}

.bib file:

%% This BibTeX bibliography file was created using BibDesk.
%% https://bibdesk.sourceforge.io/

%% Created for user at 2021-06-28 13:04:24 +0200 


%% Saved with string encoding Unicode (UTF-8) 



@book{Test,
    author = {Autor Nachname},
    date-added = {2021-06-28 13:03:30 +0200},
    date-modified = {2021-06-28 13:04:05 +0200},
    publisher = {Test Verlag},
    title = {Test Titel},
    year = {2021}}

for BibDesk I closed the program, downloaded the file for BibLaTeX and saved it as stated here under "BibLateX Types and Fields" (no fields in the program's GUI changed though).

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    when the biber log stops like this, it often indicates a faulty cache. Run biber --cache on a terminal to get the location, delete the cache and then try again. biber will then unpack itself anew. Commented Jun 28, 2021 at 11:34
  • The data format that biblatex is using is the same format as bibtex has used like forever. You can see that it mentions a .bib file.
    – daleif
    Commented Jun 28, 2021 at 11:40
  • this was the response I got from running the cache command @UlrikeFischer: ``` INFO - This is Biber 2.16 INFO - Logfile is 'cache.blg' ERROR - Cannot find 'cache.bcf'! INFO - ERRORS: 1 ```
    – Lukas
    Commented Jun 28, 2021 at 11:45
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    you can delete the whole directory. Commented Jun 28, 2021 at 12:11
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    See also tex.stackexchange.com/q/543837/35864. It is a known issue that the Biber cache gets corrupted on Mac OS from time to time. Alas it appears to be a very tricky issue to investigate, so I don't think a fix is easy to come by.
    – moewe
    Commented Jun 28, 2021 at 15:39

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when the biber log stops like this, it often indicates a faulty cache. Run

 biber --cache 

on a terminal to get the location, delete the cache and then try again. biber will then unpack itself anew. –

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