Lightroom Classic: Catalog upgrade error

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When opening LR "Classic" it asks to UPGRADE the catalog so I allow it to upgrade then it says the catalog is damaged..... So ive checked it in LR CC works fine and I've also got it to do it on a backup and the same message. Ive rebooted and still the same.

What could be the issue as LR CC (original not the "NEW" version) works fine and even created a new backup and that doesn't work either???
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Edward Elliott

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  • VERY sad

Posted 1 year ago

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Rick Spaulding, Champion

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Does it help to follow the advice in this post?

https://www.lightroomqueen.com/catalog-corruption-cause-prevention/
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Edward Elliott

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But the point is the previous version doesn't think it's damaged and opens it fine
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SatishT, Employee

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Hi Edward,

Please share your catalog with us for debugging the issue, sent you a PM regarding the same.

Thanks
Satish 
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Harvey Sapir

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exact same problem, but when I restored the previous LR CC version, it works fine, all my latest updates and presets are there, but I can't do a backup of the catalog anymore, it causes LR to hang. This release looks like a real disaster. Looks like the LR Classic catalog update did some damage to the catalog.
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Edward Elliott

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I'm able to do a backup and it's fine have used this to import into the new CC and I get the same error saying it's damaged
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PeteV

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After "upgrading" from LR CC 1015 to LR Classic, I cannot open any existing catalogs.  LR Classic wants to upgrade all 2015 LR catalogs.  The update process hangs during the "Migrate Settings Table" part of the process every time on every catalog.

I have had to download the 2015 version and will continue to use this until this issue is addressed.

Until this is fixed, Lightroom is unusable for any process project.  Please address immediately.
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SatishT, Employee

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Hi Harvey, Pete,

I have sent a PM to you asking for catalog file and some other information. Please share the info to help us debug this issue.

Thanks
Satish
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Harvey Sapir

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Hi,
How do I upload the catalog file for you, I don't see an "attach" here
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Harvey Sapir

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When the catalog update crashed, the crash report was sent to Adobe by Apple
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SatishT, Employee

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@Harvey Sapir Received your email with the requested information.
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PeteV

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As a test, I tried opening/upgrading the same catalogs using a MAC installation of LR Classic, no problems.  Once the catalogs were upgraded, they opened without issue on the PC installation of LR Classic.  Also tried, deinstalling LR Classic (removed settings) and reinstalling on the PC. Same issue with LR CC 2015 catalogs.