Could you please confirm which version of Lightroom are you using?
Which operating system : windows or mac and the version?
Try to launch Lightroom with Alt/Option key and choose Create new catalog > check if you are able to open New or a Backed up catalog.
I'm using windows 7
I will be using the latest version as my subscription tells me when to update and that was the other evening.
What do you mean try launch with the Alt/Option key?
I was a college professor for many years and you must always presume that your student knows nothing they will soon let you know if they are knowledgeable I know very little about L/R
Sorry if my last post was not clear.
I meant that you should launch Lightroom with the Control key pressed on your keyboard.
You will receive a prompt as shown below : (this list shows the catalogs that I have which you might not be having)
You need to choose Create a New Catalog > choose the location where you want to save it> Give it a name (may be New Catalog) > click on OK > this should Open a New blank catalog for you.
Let me know if that works or not. I will share further steps.
I only get one catalog "I:\2014-10-01 1252" there are many backed up files but if I try to open them nothing happens?
sorry like all students I didn't read it all give me a min and I will try
ill contact you tomorrow
sure.. you can reply back to the other message that I sent you.
I was having probs with P/S as well after the recent updates. Decided to remove and reinstall both and the jobs a goodun so I've fixed it