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lightroom classic unable to read catalogue file after recent update

New Here ,
Oct 25, 2021 Oct 25, 2021

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I recently updated lightroom desktop classic on my windows PC.  Suddenly when I try to open a recent catalogue file, it says the file is corrupted.  I tried this with several different backups.  This just started following my recent update.  TIA for any help.

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LEGEND ,
Oct 25, 2021 Oct 25, 2021

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Unzip a recent backup, copy the unzipped file to a different disk than the disk where your current catalog is stored. Does this catalog open from the different disk??

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New Here ,
Oct 26, 2021 Oct 26, 2021

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Thanks.
I was able to reach the chat help, and they suggested the same thing: copy
the catalogue from my external backup drive to my desktop, and open LR from
there. It worked, and lightroom is working normally. Not sure why it
misbehaved after the update, though.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 25, 2021 Oct 25, 2021

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Hi Photobob  - Have you clicked on the option to have Lightroom try to repair the catalog? If you've seen that option and have not clicked it give that a try. Also have you been making regular backups of your catalog when you quit Lightroom? If yes you should be able to unzip on of the backup files and open that. If the backup file opens without any issues you can then remove the corrupted catalog.

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New Here ,
Oct 26, 2021 Oct 26, 2021

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Repair didn't work, but copying the most recent backup from my external
drive to my PC desktop (C drive), and then opening the catalogue from the C
drive worked. Thanks for your reply.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 27, 2021 Oct 27, 2021

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Great! Thanks for updating your post. A backup is only a backup if you've successfully restored a catalog from one. Glad to hear that you are back on track. You should be able to safely delete the corrupt file and replace it with the restored file.

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New Here ,
Oct 27, 2021 Oct 27, 2021

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Thanks for everyone’s help. I am a bit ocd about my catalog and image
backups. I save them on my PC, 2 rotating external drives, and google
drive (cloud). It takes a bit more time for me to do it but it’s worth it.

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