Help! My Lightroom Catalog is corrupted.

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Uh oh... Lightroom just said your Catalog is corrupted and you have thousands of images that are seemingly lost into the abyss of corrupt files where nothing returns.

Not so if you've taken the correct measures! If you haven't taken these steps, stop everything and continue reading.

Hopefully you've enabled: Automatically write changes to XMP in your catalog settings.

 

If you have, simply create a new empty Catalog and then import your folder structure using the File menu item Import Photos from Disk.

Whew! You're BACK! Your collections are still gone. But your catalog is back up and running! And your heart rate can return to normal.

We highly recommend doing what we did and instantly change your Catalog settings to meet this criteria.  Future crisis averted!