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Can't repair corrupt Lightroom catalog

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My main Lightroom catalog is corrupt. I have tried repairing it, but it fails every time. I have tried restoring from a backup, but that hasn't helped. Could someone from Adobe take a look at my catalog and attempt to repair?

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Can't repair corrupt Lightroom catalog

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Jun 09, 2018

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My main Lightroom catalog is corrupt. I have tried repairing it, but it fails every time. I have tried restoring from a backup, but that hasn't helped. Could someone from Adobe take a look at my catalog and attempt to repair?

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Adobe Employee ,
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Hi mbutler002,

Sorry to hear about the corrupt catalog. I have sent you a private message, please check.

Thanks,

Akash

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Can you please help me as well?

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Hello Akash. I am experiencing the same problem with unable to fix my catalog.

please help

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Adobe Employee ,
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Hi JP111414,

Thanks for reaching out. Sorry that your Lightroom catalog has gone corrupt. I have sent you a private message, please check and respond.

Thanks,

Akash

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Good day

Kindly check mine. I have sent to you via drop box link

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Adobe Employee ,
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Hi shootervision13 and DeejayBusang,

We tried repairing the catalog you sent me but couldn't repair them. I am trying a different approach to repair them. Will let you know once I have an update.

Appreciate your patience.

Regards,

Akash

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Thank you.

I will really appreciate as I have a wedding there that I need.

Kind Regards

DJ Busang

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https://forums.adobe.com/people/Deejay+Busang  wrote

Thank you.

I will really appreciate as I have a wedding there that I need.

Kind Regards

DJ Busang

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The images for that wedding are on your hard drive someplace. As a last resort, if the catalog can't be repaired, is to start a new catalog or open a recent backup of your original catalog, import those images and re-edit them.

One note though. LR catalogs do NOT become corrupted for no reason. It is a hardware problem that causes it.

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re-editing a thousand images is not going to be fun, hence I hope the catalogue can be repaired 

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Hi Akash,

Same issue here. Im getting a catalog is corrupt and cant be repaired error. Same with the latest backup. Anyway you can help me?

Thank you!

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May 26, 2019

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Attachment available until Jun 25, 2019

I was having other computer issues at the same time and those are repaired

I have reZipped the corrupt catalog with the system working properly

if you would like to try again I have attached the file

Click to Download

<https://www.icloud.com/attachment/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fcvws.icloud-content.com%2FB%2FAaOO7CY5BYABw6f3A0b4kDDKoiYyASWPJqbJvBZrd1AE1A_x0qTGDtvu%2F%24%7Bf%7D%3Fo%3DAnX6BuHohNYvBxOYErTJPK9KqasELYd3WEw2JxrIR3Xd%26v%3D1%26x%3D3%26a%3DCAogRFdvpea7qMeV5FtSOqGObkC2_pjypWnagXSnlykOfeMSGxCej8qlry0Ynp_F-bgtIgEAKggByAD_c8Nv2A%26e%3D1561475501%26k%3D%24%7Buk%7D%26fl%3D%26r%3D0E7ECC31-F835-4DE6-935A-9E60F1501D44-1%26ckc%3Dcom.apple.largeattachment%26ckz%3DA3D0230F-0091-4A32-92AB-E63964121A4B%26p%3D34%26s%3DivU577gN1jXuEx58Z5YNsOBa5_Q&uk=jEj7ausLiRPsnVgImB4eTg&f=2014-2-2.lrcat.zip&sz=294340608>2014-2-2.lrcat.zip

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Hello Akash, I have the same problem with my corrupted Lightroom Catalog.. I tried to repair it, however, lightroom was unable to repair it.. I really need my catalog back so badly..

Thankyou!

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Hello, I am also facing the same issue.

After I started my computer new and wanted to go for a normal edit session the catalog didn't open and the message:

"Lightroom encountered problems reading or writing from disk when attempting to repair"

I tried repairing multiple times.  I made sure there is disk-space left too.

another catalog could be opened. The backups are some hundred photos ago.

here is my catalog https://www.dropbox.com/s/ihv5nwwoezxye2c/Lightroom%20Catalog-2.lrcat?dl=0

 

I hope you can repair it somehow too. I would love it.

Thank you so much in advance

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Hi Akash

 

I need your help to repair my catalog as well!!

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i need to fix my catalog as well. please help

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Can you help me with my catalog as well. Having the same issue

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New Here ,
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Hi Akash

Same problem with my LIghtroom classic catalog.

When I boot it, I get the message:

Lightroom catalog is corrupt and cannot be used until it is repaired.

When I click repair, it says that it has problems reading or writing from disk.

I uninstalled and reinstalled it, but that didn't help.

My computer shows 8.78GB memory.

I saw you sent private messages to others with this problem. Please help me deal with it.

Stay safe,

Jack

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Hi Akash, I am experiencing the same problem. I have a number of catalogs that cannot be repaired. Could you let me know what I need to do to repair them?

Thanks!

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Hi Akash,

 

My lightroom classic catalog is having the same problem. Is there any way you can help?

 

Thank you

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Hi Akash, I just had a LR catalog crash on me randomly and would love to have it repaired. Can you still do this?

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Hi Akash,

I am having the same problem. I have a catalog I created last night. It worked great. Today it says it is corrupt and needs to repair, but the repair fails. Since it is a new catalog there is no backup. I worked on it for many hours and client is waiting. Please help!

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Hi Akash,

I am having the same problem with my Lightroom. Can you please help?

Thank you!

 

 

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We were able to recover your catalog. I've sent you a private message with the repaired catalog.

Thanks,

Akash

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Hello Akash,  I have the same issue.  Could you attempt to repair my catalog as well? 

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Hi Marco Island Photographer

Sorry to hear about the corrupt catalog. I've sent a message privately, Please check.

Thanks,

Akash

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Hello Akash, I sent you a link to my Dropbox containing the corrupt catalog.  Have you been able to download the catalog file? 

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Akashi, 

I'm having a problem with a corrupt catalog.  Can you please help me?

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Hi TonyD315,

Thanks for reaching out.

I have sent you a private message. Please check.

Regards,

Akash

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Akash - this is Jennifer, Marco Island Photographer. Is TonyD315 someone

working on my case for Adobe? Have you been able to access my corrupt

catalog I placed in a shared Dropbox for you?

On Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 7:28 AM Akash Sharma <forums_noreply@adobe.com>

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Are you getting my messages?

On Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 9:08 AM Jennifer Haunschild <

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I have sent you the repaired catalog via PM. Please check.

~Akash

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Hi,

I have the same issue with my main catalog being corrupt and Lightroom Classic falling to repairing it for no apparent reason and i realise now that the backup are corrupt as well!

Could you help me repair it???

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Hi Akash - 

I just had a massive LR catalog crash and now it cannot be repaired. I have 5 years of edits in there. The last time I backed it up was last summer. Is there anyway you can help me recover it?

 

Mike 

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Hi there! I also have a corrupt catalog that can't be repaired. Booooooo. No backups as I just started the catalog today and have been editing away on it since I created it. Is there a chance to have it repaired?

Thank you!

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Hi mckenzier7408,

Thanks for reaching out. Sorry that your Lightroom catalog got corrupt.

I've sent you a private message. Please check.

~Akash

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Hi I really need help with a corrupt catalogue - can you please advise? THANK YOU

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Hallo Akash, ich habe ebenfalls Probleme mit einem defekten Lightroom Katalog, Die verschiedenen Lösungen zur Reparatur haben keine Erfolg gebracht. Kannst Du mir helfen?

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i need help as well with a corrupt catalog

please email me

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I too am having this problem. Catalog was on dropbox and worked a few days ago and now nothing after system crash. Too many images and collections to even think about starting over. And being a genius - no backups. Can you please help?

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