We're really sorry for all the trouble. Since how long you are facing issue?
Also, could you please let us know the exact version of Lightroom you are using now? Go to Lightroom > help menu > system info.
Hi, thank you! I am using Lightroom CC 7.4. I am only able to open LR for about 10 seconds before it shuts down.
Thanks for the update. Were you migrating the Lightroom 5 catalog to Lightroom 7.4 and you got the error?
When this catalog was working fine? Do you get to the library module when you launch the Lightroom?
No, I was uploading photos and ran out of hard drive space during the import. Lightroom shut down at that time. I cleared 150gb of space on my hard drive and have still been unable to complete the catalog repair. I believe the catalog is up to date, it's the same one I have been using for several years and I have always followed instructions on updating the software & catalog through Adobe CC. It has worked fine previously until it became corrupted through the image import process when I ran low on hard drive space.
Do you have a recent backup? If yes - it might be more productive to unzip it and open it to see if that works.
My most recent backup is a week old and that is why I'm trying to repair this catalog. I created a new catalog so I can go in and change settings if need be, but my goal is to restore the catalog that is currently corrupted.
I just saw this post today (8/24/18) and have the same problem. I run LR Classic v 6.:
" LR Cannot Repair Corrupt Catalog;
Unfortunately, the catalog named "my catalog name" cannot be repaired".
Please use a recent back-up copy of this catalog or contact Adobe Support to troubleshoot and resolve this issue.
Contact Adobe Support
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Choose a Different Catalog
My Problem is, the (recent) back-up catalogs are also corrupt.and cannot be repaired? (How can Choose a Different Catalog resolve this specific database issue). I'm very surprised and disappointed that Adobe hasn't written a code or update to address this old/common program issues. By the way, my desktop computer, external storage hard-drive and back-up drive are all working fine.
I just need some help or suggestions on how to restore/repair the Corrupt Catalog so I regain critical access to my large photo library.
mine is a brand new catalog, no back up as it is new portable disk with a new trip. can't get it to work. Worked great for a couple times ( ie transferring my pictures and organized folders. I worked with 6 pictures last night and now can't use it, won't repair and can't optimize. there is no back up