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Lightroom local catalog damage

New Here ,
Mar 06, 2022 Mar 06, 2022

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Ive been locked out of Lightroom for a few months now, trying to fix the "local catalog damaged" error. I have followed the instruction provided to try and fix this, to no avail. I also tried uninstalling and reinstalling the software twice, with no result. At this point, i dont even care about restoring the photos lost in the damaged catalog, i would really just rather restart the software and start fresh. Is there any way I can either fix the catalog (that works), or just refresh the Lightroom software? Thanks

 

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LEGEND ,
Mar 06, 2022 Mar 06, 2022

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Please state the exact version number of your Lightroom. Please state the exact complete unedited word-for-word error message. Please state what exact steps you tried when you tried to fix this.

 

Uninstalling/re-installing will not fix catalog problems.

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Mar 06, 2022 Mar 06, 2022

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NGL version: 1.28.0.8

Lightroom version: 5.2x64

Error: Local Catalog Damaged: you can fix this problem by restoring from your cloud backup. For instructions, please click the "learn more" link below.

I followed this guide, deleting preview and other required files, copying originals to desktop, and launching Lightroom. 

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LEGEND ,
Mar 06, 2022 Mar 06, 2022

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You are in the wrong forum. You are using Lightroom and not Lightroom Classic. You need to post your questions in the Lightroom (ecosystem) forum.

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Mar 06, 2022 Mar 06, 2022

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Sometimes deleting the local library cache (the 'Local Catalog') can fix the problem.
If all photos have not finished syncing to the cloud - back them up before deleting the local
cache.
To reset the local cache, delete the following files :
Windows—C: \ Users \ [your username] \ AppData \ Local \ Adobe \ Lightroom CC \
Data \
Mac—Macintosh HD / Users / [username] / Pictures / Lightroom Library.lrlibrary
When you next open Lightroom, it will create a new local cache from the cloud.


Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 12.0.1 Photoshop 24.0.1, ACR 15.0, Lightroom 6.0, Lr-iOS 8.0.8, Bridge 13.0, Windows-11.

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Mar 07, 2022 Mar 07, 2022

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Thanks Rob, I will try this and let you know if it works. I appreciate it!

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