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Kanin Guntzelman
Corrupt FCPX Library
on Aug 7, 2017 at 3:56:44 am

Dear Friends,

I think my FCPX Library is corrupt. If I try to open it, FCPX crashed immediately.

What happened:

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,

K-

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


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Mark Landman
Re: Corrupt FCPX Library
on Aug 7, 2017 at 1:10:51 pm

Maybe you can restore your projects from one of the autosaved backups.

https://support.apple.com/kb/PH15847?locale=en_US

Mark Landman
PM Productions
Champaign, IL



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Kanin Guntzelman
Re: Corrupt FCPX Library
on Aug 7, 2017 at 5:28:04 pm

Thank you for reaching out.

I tried this but, unfortunately, even my back-ups won't open. 😐


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Scott Witthaus
Re: Corrupt FCPX Library
on Aug 7, 2017 at 1:43:53 pm

Did you update the version of FCPX during this process? And I assume you have trashed preferences and deleted generated render files?

Scott Witthaus
Owner, 1708 Inc./Editorial
Managing Partner, Low Country Creative LLC
Professor, VCU Brandcenter


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Corrupt FCPX Library
on Aug 7, 2017 at 3:15:01 pm

[Scott Witthaus] "And I assume you have trashed preferences and deleted generated render files?"

This is where I would start as well. Trash any render files in the cache and try again.


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Kanin Guntzelman
Re: Corrupt FCPX Library
on Aug 7, 2017 at 5:22:49 pm

Hey Scott,

Thanks for helping out. I trashed preferences but how can I delete generated render files if I can't open the library?


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Kanin Guntzelman
Re: Corrupt FCPX Library
on Aug 7, 2017 at 5:56:08 pm

UPDATE: I trashed preferences and deleted render files and FCPX still crashes when I try to open the library.


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Corrupt FCPX Library
on Aug 7, 2017 at 6:31:49 pm

[Kanin Guntzelman] "UPDATE: I trashed preferences and deleted render files and FCPX still crashes when I try to open the library."

The next step would be to look at any 3rd party plugins or motion templates.


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Corrupt FCPX Library
on Aug 7, 2017 at 6:33:38 pm

Also, is your media inside the library or external?


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