corrupted lightroom catalog

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Jun 14, 2022 Jun 14, 2022

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Hi !
I don't really know what's going on with my LR but it's been 3 catalogs that have become corrupted. Not 1, not 2, 3!!
Is this an incompatibility with my Loopedeck?
Is it an incompatibility of my OSX and LR?
I uninstalled LR and reinstalled, still the same.
Either I lose all the photos contained in it or I lose all the retouching done, except that in the history the settings are still there. It's really weird.
OSX 12.4 Monterey
LR 11.3.1 Classic

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Jun 14, 2022 Jun 14, 2022

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This is almost definitely a hard disk malfunction. Run diagnostics on your hard disk where the catalog is stored. Try unzippoing a recent backup of your catalog file, and then paste it into a brand new folder on a different disk. Run that for a few days, does the problem go away?

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Jun 14, 2022 Jun 14, 2022

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As outlined, it sounds like you've got a hard drive issue. Use Disk Utility>Disk First Aid to check (not the most robust, but free). 


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I doubt it's a disk issue, but checking it can't hurt. If the catalog gets corrupted due to disk errors, you will most likely not even be able to open it at all. This is different. I think it is more likely to be corrupted preferences. Uninstalling and reinstalling does not reset the preferences, and the same preferences are used with every catalog. Reset the preferences and see if that solves it: https://www.lightroomqueen.com/how-do-i-reset-lightrooms-preferences/

I would also temporarily remove the Loupedeck plugin, just to be sure.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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