My installation of Lenovo Patch corrupted sometime after 10/11.  Server was patched over weekend.  When I click on the Lenovo Patch node under Software Updates, the console crashed.   I updated the plug-in to the latest version of Lenovo Patch, v 2.4.19205.  While I can now click on the node without the console crashing, I cannot view any available updates and the Lenovo Patch Settings window will not open.   The central catalog/central directory appears to be corrupted.    Is there a process to repair without loosing history and currently applied patches? 


I attempted an uninstall/reinstall with same results.  I can see that my server/wsus name changed from correct spelling to incorrect spelling soon after this block of text in the Lenovo Patch.log this morning.  I am still unable to open the Patch Settings.   I am running console "As Administrator":   

Succcessfully downloaded Lenovo Patch 10/16/2018 8:09:21 AM 25 (0x0019)
Importing updates Lenovo Updates … Lenovo Patch 10/16/2018 8:09:21 AM 25 (0x0019)
Exception: System.IO.InvalidDataException Central Directory corrupt. An attempt was made to move the file pointer before the beginning of the file.   1/1/1601 12:00:00 AM 1435387888 (0x558E47F0)
Lenovo Patch 10/16/2018 8:09:21 AM 5 (0x0005)
Duration: 00:00:00.10 Lenovo Patch 10/16/2018 8:09:21 AM 5 (0x0005)
Retrieving catalog index from C:UsersMYUSERNAMELenovoLenovo Lenovo Patch 10/16/2018 8:09:21 AM 5 (0x0005)
Catalog contains 11140 licensed updates. Lenovo Patch 10/16/2018 8:09:23 AM 5 (0x0005)
Catalog version 10/15/2018 8:11:29 PM Lenovo Patch 10/16/2018 8:09:23 AM 5 (0x0005)
There are no subscriptions to notify for alert ‘Catalog update failure’. Lenovo Patch 10/16/2018 8:09:23 AM 1 (0x0001)
C:AgtIII_work7sDevSrcSCCMST.SCCM.ViewsMainViewControl.xaml.cs DownloadAndParseCatalogsAsync 806   1/1/1601 12:00:00 AM 1435387888 (0x558E47F0)
Central Directory corrupt.   1/1/1601 12:00:00 AM 1435387888 (0x558E47F0)
   at System.IO.Compression.ZipArchive.ReadEndOfCentralDirectory()   1/1/1601 12:00:00 AM 1435387888 (0x558E47F0)



An attempt was made to move the file pointer before the beginning of the file.   1/1/1601 12:00:00 AM 1435387888 (0x558E47F0)
   at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)   1/1/1601 12:00:00 AM 1435387888 (0x558E47F0)



Thank you in advance,

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Thanks for any advice, 

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