LIGHTROOM 5: The catalog was not recognized as a valid catalog

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Hallo, seit heute kann ich nicht mehr mit meinem Lightroom 5 arbeiten, folgende Fehlermeldung taucht auf: Der Katalog wurde nicht als gültiger Katalog erkannt. Haben sie eine Lösung? Viele Grüße
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Chris Cox

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>> translated (poorly)

Catalog error message when opening

Hi, since today I can no longer work with my Lightroom 5, the following error message appears: The catalog was not recognized as a valid catalog. Do they have a solution? regards
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Quit Lightroom. Hold down the ctrl key (on win) or the Option key (on Mac), and start Lightroom again.

This will bring up a dialog that allows you to select a catalog. Depending on your usage history with Lightroom, you may see a list of catalogs in the dialog to choose from, or you can click the "Choose a Different Catalog" button to navigate to your catalog. Select a valid catalog (it will be a file with a .lrcat extension), and open.