Lightroom Classic: Error in catalog index

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Do you think you could explain your problem a little better?
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Wayne Goodwin

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lightroom error in catalog index with down loading photos
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Okay, I'll try one more time.  We have no idea what you are talking about.  Please explain the problem in more than 9 words.  

Which version of LR are you using (Classic or CC)?. 

 If Classic, what version number?

What are you trying to do when the problem occurs? Include what LR module you are in or if the problem occurs when you launch LR.  What do you click or type and where do you do it?

What happens when you do it.  If there is an error message what is it (screen shot preferable)?  If there is no message what happens that leads you to state there is an "Index Error"?


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Lara Salomon

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I'm getting the same error message — "Error in catalog index" — when trying to import files. It won't import any of the files from SD cards or catalog existing files. Just throws the error whenever I try.
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Lara, please go to Help>System Info... and get us your installed Lightroom version number. 

Do you have a screenshot of the error message you've received?
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Im using lightroom CC. Im gettng the same error. I'm trying to copy photos from a pen drive / memory card and it says 'error in catalog index' and it doesnt copy the pics. I restarted iightrooim and even my comp. still doesnt import photos. Will be great if you could help. thanks 
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Im using lightroom CC. Im gettng the same error. I'm trying to copy photos from a pen drive / memory card and it says 'error in catalog index' and it doesnt copy the pics. I restarted iightrooim and even my comp. still doesnt import photos. Will be great if you could help. thanks 
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Rohit Khilnani

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My lightroom version is 2.1.1 and attaching a pic of the error 
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Original Thread was for Lightroom Classic

Please reference the new conversation here: Lightroom CC: Error In Catalog Index