I have a severe problem with LR Classic on Windows 10. The catalog becomes corrupt nearly every 2-3 days. LR states that it is corrupt, tries to repair and fails. I already activated Windows 10's file history for the user, which gives me the opportunity to restore the catalog to a date near to the latest work but this is very unsatisfying. Although activated LR doesn't create a backup of the catalog whenever the program is closed. A new catalog becomes also corrupt within 1-2 weeks of heavy workload.
Some additional informations:
OS: Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1909
LR classic: Version 9.4 Build 202008061458-dbb2971e
Sync to cloud: not activated
AntiVirus: MS Defender only
Userprofile: standard user with no admin-rights
What I've already checked/done:
- ran chkdsk on the NVME SSD with no negative results
- NVME's SMART attributes are all ok/healthy
- excluded the complete %userprofile% within MS Defender from scanning
"Although activated LR doesn't create a backup of the catalog whenever the program is closed."
Under the LrC Edit menu makes sure the below setting is selected. When LrC is closed you should see the below popup. Instruct your user to click on 'Backup' as shown in the 2nd screenshot below. Also make sure the two backup options for imtergity check and optimization are checked. The backup will take a little longer, but may help prevent the corruption. If the catalog is corrupted the integrity check will detect that and provide a warning.
If the backup still isn't being created you may have a user permissions issue concernng the target location for the Backup Folder. Where are the backups being saved?
Despitr testing drive, still thinking hardware issue. Is it with the drive? is it with the controller the drive is connected to? Is it with a cable (if any), a power source? a driver? A conflict? The BIOS version?