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Classic installation messed up catalogs

wilinsky

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Operating System: Windows 10
Exact Lightroom Version (Help menu > System Info): LR 6.13 and LR Classic

I installed LR Classic from the Adobe CC apps button. (I stupidly chose not to retain previous LR versions.) Seemed to install fine, no error messages. When I tried to start it, I got the message catalog is corrupt. I tried to load a different catalog, same message. Offered to 'repair', but immediately got message that it couldn't be repaired. After trying everything I could think of, I gave up, uninstalled Classic and went back to LR 6.13. When I tried to open it, I got the message that the catalog was corrupt. I went back to my last backup (a week old) and redid the work to get it up to date.

Yesterday I tried again, this time leaving LR 6.13. I succeeded in creating a new catalog and Classic opened. I then imported from my main catalog. Again success after an hour or more of hard disk thrashing. I tried to figure out how to get my old template installed. I exited. I tried to restart Classic. Got the message 'catalog is corrupt' and could not create a new catalog, nor open Classic no matter what I tried. I was back to square one, except this time the LR 6 catalog was not affected and I had a recent backup.

The only thing I found searching for a solution was that possibly windows permissions were involved. I did all the installing etc from my account which has admin privileges, so that couldn't be the explanation, I don't think. On the Adobe site I found things like 'update drivers for your graphics card' and 'be sure you have the latest windows updates' and stuff like that. Not really helpful. I found so few mentions of similar problems when searching I am beginning to think this could be a problem specific to my setup. I sure hope not, as such a problem might be extremely hard to solve. Anyhow, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 

Ad Astra

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Hi wilinsky, and welcome to the forums

Could you expand on what your old template does please?
 

wilinsky

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Thanks for answering and thanks for the welcome. My custom template just changed the font on the module selection bar and changed the name at the upper left by using a graphic image instead. Just the same as you have the option to do in Classic I saw.
 

Ad Astra

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Rather than importing the original template have you tried recreating your customised view in Lightroom Classic? I just tried adding custom text using Edit menu > "Identity Plate setup" and did not have any catalog corruption errors. Didn't try a graphic image though.
 
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Have you posted it on the bug forum? I’ve seen Adobe employees fix a couple of similar reports


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