CC will not open.I have tried using the Backup Ircat files but no joy.The popup message says; "The Lightroom catalog DSC 5051 Nef is corrupt and cannot be used until its repaired "The repair bar moves across and stops.Can someone please help
How many backup catalog files have you tried? Can you post a screen shot of the folder that contains your Lightroom Classic files? Usually located in the Pictures folder.
Will this help? I have tried to open the backup folder but I get the same message.It seems that a photo I was working on crashed and created the problem.Could I completly delete Lightroom and reinstall again.I have alot of my files on a hardrive so I can start again.
Same here! My LRClassic don´t open.
This post doesn't have enough information for us to be any help.
What operating system, what version of Lightroom, do you get any error messages, what troubleshooting have you done?
Have you deleted the corrupt file from your hard drive?
Please let me know where is that file. IOS user.
Please start your own thread. I was replying to the OP.
CCwill not open.I have tried using the Backup Ircat files but no joy.The popup message says; "The Lightroom catalog DSC 5051 Nef is corrupt and cannot be used until its repaired "The repair bar moves across and stops.Can someone please help
Your error message indicates you are trying to open an NEF file (which is a RAW photo file) with Lightroom Classic. That's not how Lightroom Classic works. You only can open .LRCAT files with Lightroom Classic. You cannot open .NEF files.
So it's not clear what you are doing or why you are doing this.
What happens if you try to open a .LRCAT file?
These are somemore details of my working system; Windows 10.I was working on the Nef file in Photoshop and then move it to Lightroom,when I was finished I closed which did a backup.Later that day when I tried to open Lightroom something went wrong.I have gone back to other LCAT files but no joy.I am loading a log of the Repair files and some other details.I am not a great tech person so maybe someone will be able to help me sort this out.
Before you go any further, BACKUP YOUR HARD DRIVE.
When we see signs of disk problems, that's always the first advice. You could well have drive issues and lose data.
After that, you need an actual LR catalog file. Were you using the built-in Lightroom backup feature?
I tried to open Lightroom something went wrong.
We need to know WHAT went wrong, in detail, describe it as best you can — and if there was an error message, we need the exact word-for-word unedited error message.
This is a capture of my Laptop screen with the message I get when I try to open Lightroom.
Will this help.
You still seem to be trying to open an .NEF file as a catalog, and that can't be done.
How are you doing this? What are the exact steps, in detail, leaving nothing out, that you are doing here?
What happens if you use your operating system's search feature to search all disks and all folders for files whose name ends with .LRCAT but not the temporaryrepair.LRCAT that you showed above? You should find an actual .LRCAT file, or maybe several, open each one in Lightroom Classic by double-clicking on it until you find your actual catalog file.
Glad to hear you are back on track Brian. Keep going with the clean up and delete all of your irrelevant files.
I see in your screen-clip you are trying to 'open' an .NKSC file!
That, also, is NOT a Lightroom-Classic Catalog file.
"An NKSC file is a metadata file created by Nikon Capture NX-D, a Nikon camera RAW image processing application used to edit . NEF and . NRW images. It contains a record of the edits made to a RAW image."
Lightroom-Classic will know nothing of any Nikon NX-D editing!
Can you try the last file in the list shown in your screen shot? Lightroom Catalog-v-10-v.11.lrcat? 05/04/2022 @ 18:51