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Corrupted catalog

amir

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Lightroom Classic 9.3
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Windows 10
My catalog stopped working today (yesterday it worked perfectly), refusing to open and notifying it is corrupted.
I tried to create a new catalog and import the old one but, I'm getting a message that "The catalog does not appear to be a valid Lightroom catalog".
Any suggestions on how to repair the catalog / make it work ?
Problem is that I haven't backup the catalog in the last 2 months (my bad)...

I'm working on a PC, Windows 10.

Thank you, Amir
 
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Can you find your most recent back up? This is one reason that you need a recent backup.
My catalog stopped working today, refusing to open (notifying it is corrupted).
I tried your suggestion of creating a new catalog and importing the old one but, I'm getting a message that "The catalog does not appear to be a valid Lightroom catalog".
Any suggestions ?
Thank you,
 
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Zip up the catalog, just the lrcat bit, and use www.wetransfer.com to send it to [email protected] and we'll ask Adobe to see if it's possible to fix it.

Any idea how it became corrupted? Is it usually on an internal or external drive? Did the drive fail?
 

amir

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Thank you Victoria.
Meenwhile, I was in contact with Adobe's support and they took the catalog to try and fix it.
 
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