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Joe Marler
Re: Library Will Not Open ???
on Dec 12, 2019 at 3:10:11 pm

[Ken Bennett] "Also none of the backups from yesterday or from Sunday will open either. Does that mean all that work is GONE!"

By default FCPX backups are in /Movies/Final Cut Backups. As a safeguard copy that entire folder to another drive to preserve them.

If you have Time Machine or any other backup app, immediately extract and save an earlier version of the problem library.

What version of FCPX is this, what version of MacOS, what hardware? Is the library and media on local storage? Is the drive formatted HFS+ (MacOS Extended Journaled) or APFS? In general FCPX libraries should only be used on those partition types. Those are journaled and use write-ahead logging or similar methods to safeguard file integrity.

Make sure all disks have sufficient free space. After saving the FCPX backups to another drive, run Disk Utility First Aid on that drive. If it's the boot drive this must be done from within MacOS Recovery:

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