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Is it possible to fix a corrupt .gdb?

Question asked by ica_ulna2 on Jul 11, 2018
Latest reply on Jul 11, 2018 by vangelo-esristaff


I'm working on an urban plan and in the basemap files the administration gave me there was a .gdb folder that I'm not able to open. I'm working on ArcMap 10.2 or QGIS 3.2.

First of all there aren't gdb and timestamps files in the original folder, so ArcMap doesn't recognize it as a db. I can see some files inside from Windows explorer, but nothing in ArcMap. Following some ESRI instructions, I've tried to fix it, but it doesn't work:

  • if I create new gdb and timestamps files, it recognizes it as db (changing the icon in ArcCatalog), but when I try to see the content, ArcMap crashes;
  • if I copy & paste existing gdb and timestamps files, when I try to see the content it shows this error message ":Failed to connect to database. This release of the geodatabase is either invalid or out of data. [Invalid geodatabase release]";
  • if I copy & paste my files in a new .gdb, it shows this error "table has not been found".

Any suggestions?