Catalog file corrupted

New Here ,
Dec 26, 2021 Dec 26, 2021

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My Lightroom Catalog has been corrupted and the software itself has not been able to fix it. Any ideas? Does adobe have a service where it can fix the file?

 

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LEGEND ,
Dec 26, 2021 Dec 26, 2021

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You need to find a recent backup of your catalog file and restore that.

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Dec 26, 2021 Dec 26, 2021

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No Back up...any other solution?

 

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Dec 27, 2021 Dec 27, 2021

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Since you have chosen not to have backups available, you are now pretty much out of luck. I am not aware of other solutions.

 

Backing up your critical files (not just Lightroom Classic files, but all files that are critical) is such a basic thing in the world of computers, you really ought to begin doing this without hesitation and without excuses.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 26, 2021 Dec 26, 2021

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Without a backup, you are pretty much out of luck.

File corruption is often a hard drive problem. I would recommend running a deep scan to find and fix any problems.

For the fun of it, Mac or Windows? Which version?

 

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Two things you can try:

 

1) Press and hold the Alt (Win) / option (macOS) key while launching Lightroom Classic. In the Select Catalog dialog box, select the catalog which is corrupt and check Test integrity of this catalog option.

 

2) Create a new catalog File> New Catalog. Then File> Import from Another Catalog and select the corrupt catalog file.

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