Marko's blog

How to fix a corrupted Lightroom catalog

I've had my Lightroom (latest version at the time, Lighroom CC 2015.12) catalog corrupted several (dozens) of times already. Usually the built-in repair dialogs saved me, but 2 times even that failed me. I already backup my catalog almost every single day (have set backup option to "Every time Lightroom exists", but cancel the backup when I don't actually change anything), but having a couple hundred edits lost was not acceptable for me, especially since I export and publish on this very site at least one photo every single day, and I wouldn't be able to reproduce it perfectly.