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New Here ,
Sep 04, 2021 Sep 04, 2021

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I have backed up my LR catalog on 2 seperate drives, after backing up, I have tried to open each one of the back ups, however, I get a pop up on each of them that says - Lightroom cannot use the catalog named "name of catalog" because it is not writable and cannot be opened.  

Hoping someone can help me solve this problem.

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LEGEND ,
Sep 04, 2021 Sep 04, 2021

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You have to unzip them. (on Windows, provisional on MAC

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9RGsNOI4qs

 

Did your Lightroom Classic catalog get corrupted? Joe Fitzpatrick shows us how to restore your catalog from a backup in this short video. He also teaches h...

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Thank you!!  That was a simple solution....that I should have known 🙂

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Sep 04, 2021 Sep 04, 2021

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I just went through the process of restoring a backup the other day. I extracted the catalog from the zip file and then copied that catalog to the folder where the damaged catalog was. Then I double clicked on the catalog and LrC opened normally. I could have started LrC in the normal fashion as well. Did you do something similar to what I did?

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