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My lightroom catalog has just...died?!

Opened lightroom and got a message box saying "Blah blah could not find catalog, create new or create new default blah blah", closed the box (so didn't take either option) and now when I open lightoom (after a system restart) It just has a lightroom with no images?

I tracked down the .lrcat file, open it, and it just opens Lightroom, with no images?

Omg help...

Please...

This is not happening...
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you'll live thumb.gif although that does suck
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post #3 of 6
It's just the catalog file, you'll have to reimport all the images in a worst-case scenario. I don't understand how it could be that bad though, how many photos do you work on at a time?
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Reimporting will bring back the unedited versions of those files, but I agree, it shouldn't matter that much. you should be exporting and saving off completed copies of your work. If you need to go back and work on something, you'll probably just do it better than last time (since you'll have your old finished product to work with anyway).
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Wow, that sucks....are you sure there are no other files in the Lightroom folder? :/

Now what you should do with the "new" catalog is this:

Go to Edit > Catalog Settings > General Tab > Backup

Change the default setting to Every time Lightroom exits.

I then can choose to back up my .lrcat when I want or not upon exit. It has saved me 2 times so far.
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post #6 of 6
as others have said its only the catalog file which is corrupted, so you have lost all the edits on your photos.

if you use LR to import the photos the raw images should still be on your computer. check the preferences to see where the default is and thats probably where all your images are.
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