Lightroom CC: Can start the app anymore, get this message: Fatal database error at path

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Can't start Lightroom anymore: Fatal database error at path "Users/martinmees/Pictures/Lightroom Library/9f8c89608c5c4f489c78b3ef8e82c54/Managed Catalog.mcat": database disk image is malformed. sqlPRAGMA journal_mode = WAL (error code 11)
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Martin Mees

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Rikk Flohr, Official Rep

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Greetings Martin,

Your catalog may have an issue. Was your account fully synced when you received this message? If you are completely synced you could close Lightroom CC, rename your Managed Catalog.mcat to Managed Catalog.old, and restart Lightroom CC. In theory, your catalog information should sync back down to the local machine from the cloud. 
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you're a hero. I've spent over a week going back and forth with Adobe about this issue and they've been useless. Thank you so so much.