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Lightroom Catalogue left in an inconsistent state

New Here ,
Nov 19, 2021 Nov 19, 2021

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Dear community,

 

My Lightroom 6.0 on Macbook pro Catalina has an issue with its catalogue being left in an inconsistent state.

 

After launching an error message pops up ( see picture) and Lightroom stops responding.

 

In the backup folder, backup catalogues are dated august 2021 and February 2021.

 

1- Does that mean it's the August catalogue that is left in an inconsistent state or a more recent one that Lightroom is trying to save?

2- Is there a way to repair that faulty catalogue?

 

(I've tried copying the August backup zip file in a new folder on my desktop and it won't open)

Thank you in advance

 

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LEGEND ,
Nov 19, 2021 Nov 19, 2021

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I've tried copying the August backup zip file in a new folder on my desktop and it won't open

And you unzipped it?

 

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New Here ,
Nov 20, 2021 Nov 20, 2021

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I double clicked on Zip file, as far as I'm aware that's how it is unzipped on a Mac.

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LEGEND ,
Nov 20, 2021 Nov 20, 2021

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1- Does that mean it's the August catalogue that is left in an inconsistent state or a more recent one that Lightroom is trying to save?

 

Whatever catalog you were trying to open is the one that is in an inconsistent state. It is the catalog named "Lightroom Classic". This message does not refer to backups.

 

2- Is there a way to repair that faulty catalogue?

 

Maybe, maybe not. If Lightroom Classic itself can't repair it, then you probably won't be able to.

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 20, 2021 Nov 20, 2021

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@Debs3 wrote:

 

2- Is there a way to repair that faulty catalogue?


 

If you can't, contact Adobe support who may be able to once you send it to them. NO guarantees but they have some tools we don't. 

Author “Color Management for Photographers" & "Photoshop CC Color Management"

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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The OP won't get support from Adobe. "Lightroom 6.0 on Macbook pro Catalina"

Perpetual v6.0 well past 'end-of-life' and not supported.

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 11.0.1, Photoshop 23.0.2, Lightroom 5.0, Bridge 12.0, Windows-10.

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The OP might, with the right engineer and a kind word and a bottle of good wine <g>. 

Author “Color Management for Photographers" & "Photoshop CC Color Management"

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LEGEND ,
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The OP might, with the right engineer and a kind word and a bottle of good wine <g>. 


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All of which boils down to my original statement: "If Lightroom Classic itself can't repair it, then you probably won't be able to."

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