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Unexpected error opening catalog

New Here ,
Jun 13, 2022 Jun 13, 2022

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Hello, 

 

I haven't been able to open my usual and only catalog on Lightroom this week. Whenever I try to open it it just gives me this message:

"Unexpected error opening catalog

The catalog could not be opened due to an unexpected error". 

 

Gotta say this is a little frightening, as I basically have all of my eggs on this one Lightroom Catalog's basket. 

I'm running it on a Mac Sierra 10.12.6

Solutions I've tried: 
Restarting computer

Changing location on the catalog (help I'm desperate)

 

Thank you to anyone who can help!

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LEGEND ,
Jun 13, 2022 Jun 13, 2022

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Unzip a recent backup, put this unzipped backup catalog in a brand new empty folder, and see if it will open by double-clicking on it. If that doesn't work, put the unzipped backup catalog on a new disk in a brand new empty folder, and see if it will open by double-clicking on it.

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Jun 13, 2022 Jun 13, 2022

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Hey dj_paige

That works! 

Unfortunately my last backup is from February 2022. I'm still wondering if there's anything I can do to recover the work from March-onwards. 

 

Thank you!

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What can you do? First, commit to making regular (once a week or even every day) and automated backups of your LrC Catalog. Also, turn on the LrC feature to "Automatically Write Changes to XMP", this is a partial backup.

 

Other than that, I am not aware of any steps you can take.

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