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Corrupt Calalog...


New Member
Jan 12, 2021
Lightroom Version
Ver 10
Operating System
  1. Windows 10
Hi all, hoping for some help. Yes I should have done a more recent back up! So one of my catalogs is totally corrupt. I cannot open it and cannot import it into another catalog. I have spent literally an entire day with sql repair tools and re-creating it and each and every time it fails. Clearly there was a hardware issue between the external HDD and my computer causing the database to corrupt. My backups are relatively ancient and a LOT of work was in that catalog. To be honest I am a bit at my wit's end with LR. There has been so many issues for me over the years. It is very frustrating and potentially a big loss for me. Does anyone know of a service where I can send the catalog to try to get it rebuilt as it is clearly beyond me. Thanks in advance
Nov 5, 2017
Lightroom Experience
Power User
Lightroom Version
If you'd like to zip it (just the lrcat) and send it using WeTransfer to [email protected] we can take a look and see if Adobe can help. Please send a version before you did SQL work on it.

We recommend backups regularly - hardware issues can happen any time...