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Sun, Feb 28, 2021 8:43 PM

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Lightroom Classic: I need help repairing Lightroom catalogue please.

Hi there, 

I need help please.

I cannot open my Lightroom catalogue and I did not do a backup after editing this morning:(:(:(

When I try to use the "repair catalogue" option an an error occurs saying it cannot be repaired. 

Please tell me there's another way to repair or recover my catalogue?

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1 y ago

There is a SQL Lite tool that may be able to repair corrupt catalogue. I did it twice for customers. It is hard to predict the result in advance.

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@arnold_hoddevik

thank you for your advice. I am trying it but I receive an error when typing in the command. I am not very good with computers. I followed a YouTube tutorial on how to do it but I keep on getting an error saying the SQL3 isn't the correct application or filename.

do you know of anything else I can try? I really don't want to this catalogue that I've pit weeks of editing into:( 

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1 y ago

You can try to open a new catalog and to import inside the old one

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What happened before it became corrupted? Something like the hard drive containing the catalog got disconnected?

You mentioned that you didn't do a backup after editing this morning, so when was your last backup?