I think my FCPX Library is corrupt. If I try to open it, FCPX crashed immediately.
During the final phase of color correction on a project, I started to get the spinning beachball of death for minutes at a time when I hadn't before. Then my external HD (containing my media & FCPX library) started to disconnect completely, displaying an error message.
I first assumed the problem was the drive, but when I opened up an unrelated FCPX library everything worked fine —no crash, no external HD disconnect.
Now, almost as though the corrupted library could smell my fear, it won't open at all! If I try to open the corrupt library FCPX crashes immediately. I tried to open the several previous versions of the Library from Back-Up but FCPX still crashes.
I saw that there might be a way to rebuild a corrupt library but the post was old and I didn't know if updates had changed the order of operations.
I am desperately trying to recover the projects within this library as they are work related. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you all for your time,
System & Software info:
2013 MacPro Sierra 10.12.6 Processor: 3.5 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon E5 Memory: 16 GB
FCPX 10.3.4. Media x Library: 4 TB Lacie Thunderbolt external hard drive