Adobe may be able to help. Or, they may be "too busy"..
In the mean time, consider opening catalog with an SQLite client application, like SQLite Spy. That will tell you whether the problem is in the overall file structure, or one of the database tables within.
Thanks Rob, I'll try this now --
PS - In the future, I recommend saving xmp metadata, and backing up the catalog. A fairly recent catalog backup plus fresh xmp will put you back in the saddle with very little lost ground, if any.
City where you were born? wrote:
Thanks Rob --
Just did the scan (mind you I have NO clue what I'm doing), but I dropped it in the SQLite and clicked "expand" and it came up "Idle".
I've attached the two messages I got :
Uh, yeah - it's not an archive and so you don't want to try and expand it as if it was one.
I'm not sure which SQLite app you are using. I think SQLite Spy is Windows-only, but for Mac, maybe:
Other Mac users may have more recommendations.
Once you get a real SQLite app, then open the .lrcat file with it.