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Unexpected error opening catalog

emmasteendam

New Member
Joined
Sep 13, 2020
Messages
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Lightroom Version
Lightroom Classic version 7.4
Operating System
macOS 10.13 High Sierra
I am unable to open my Lr catalog, with the following error message: Unexpected error opening catalog. The catalog could not be opened due to an unexpected error. I have the options to 'try again', 'quit' or 'choose a different catalog'. I am able to open another catalog, or create new catalog's, but my usual catalog I always use is unable to open.

I have just done a Time Machine back-up and went to open Lr to this error message. There was a lock file which I deleted, to no difference in the error message/unable to open catalog.

Has something changed in the catalog file when I have done a Time Machine back-up?

Help!
 

Roelof Moorlag

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 27, 2013
Messages
1,344
Location
Netherlands
Lightroom Experience
Power User
Lightroom Version
Classic
Do you have a recent backup that you can restore?
If not you could try to start a new, empty catalog and import your 'problem'catalog into it with the command 'import as catalog'
 
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