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Previewing issue using backup file

Dan Houde

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I've encountered an issue with LR with previewing newly imported files as well as all my previously imported files (about 88,000 images within).

Upon trying to open Lightroom it appeared that my primary catalog became corrupt so I began to work with the latest backup. The backup opened up fine, although previews were slow to open. Once all file previews did open I imported an additional 1200 new images. I worked with a bunch of the new files as it continued to import (as I typically do) but eventually all my previews disappeared again, even the ones that I had worked on.

Now when I relaunch LR I get the following error. I now get this error every time I launch Lightroom. I have 4 clients waiting for files so I'm getting pretty desperate.

I did just get the computer back after losing the graphics card.

I am running low on space with just 80gb left on a 1 TB USB drive. I'm thinking this may be the problem but if so how can delete files without seeing them now?

Hoping someone can help!
 

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Dan Houde

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OK thanks for the quick reply. So I removed the "....previews.lrdata" file from the folder (placed it on my desktop) yet a smaller preview file remains in the folder. I tried to trash it and it tells me ... "The operation can’t be completed because the item “43DE” is in use." I rebooted and I get the same message. Thoughts?
 
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