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unfortunately the catalog "wedding2019" cannot be repaired!! Please say it ain't so!

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Having a bunch of weird troubles now I've updated to Mac OS catalina, but not 100% sure this is related. I can open the catalog again if I move it from my dropbox to my desktop, I can still click and look through files on my Drobo (external hard drive) but once I click on one located on my MacBook it comes up with an error message saying "Lightroom encountered a catalog error file blah blah blah needs to restart" then we go through all the repair catalog crap that doesn't work. Any tricks out there / software? Thanks a tonne!
 
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Zip it up (just the lrcat file) and use Dropbox, www.wetransfer.com or similar to send it to me at [email protected] and I'll pass it on to a contact at Adobe to see if he can fix it.
 
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A number of third party LR vendors and Photo blogs are recommending not to update to Catalina until Adobe has resolves some issues with Apple.
Normally I am an early adopter of any major MacOS update, but I am holding off until Adobe comes across with and update or two and Apple releases at least a 10.15.1. Just yesterday, Apple came out with 10.15.0 build 19A603. But Adobe has yet to come forth with a post Catalina update.

Since your catalog was working with Mojave, I'd suggest a rollback to 10.14.6 until the dust settles.

I hope you have lots of catalog backups handy.
 
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Got it. I'm not convinced it's specifically Catalina related as it fails here on Mojave too. I've sent it to my contact at Adobe to see if it's recoverable. I would initially suspect a hardware error - where's it usually stored?
 
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