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P: Updated to 12.1 & seeing "Failed to initialize pixel-mask storage' error after relaunch (Win)

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 15, 2022 Dec 15, 2022

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Based on posted recommendations here, I updated my LR C to 12.1., however, I still do get the error message and am not able to open LR at all. 

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What shall I do?

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Adobe Employee , Jan 11, 2023 Jan 11, 2023

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Community Expert ,
Dec 16, 2022 Dec 16, 2022

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It seems Lightroom wasn't closed properly and so there's remaining a .lock file besides the catalog file.

 

If Lightroom is running it creates a .lock file for the opened catalog next to the approriate .lrcat file.

On LRs regulary shut down this file was deleted. If LR crashes the .lock file remains in the appropriate folder.

In this case the .lock file must be deleted manually.

More informations about this, you'll find here: 

The Lightroom catalog cannot be opened because another application already has it opened - lrcat.loc...

 

Another point could be that Lifghtroom doesn't have full access rights to the folder with the catalog file. Please check if LR does have full right to the appropriate folder.

My System: Intel i7-8700K - 64GB RAM - NVidia Geforce GTX 1050 Ti - Windows 10 Pro 22H2 -- LR-Classic 12.1 - Photoshop 24.1. - Nik Collection 5 - Topaz Sharpener AI

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 16, 2022 Dec 16, 2022

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Hi, I am trying to open a catalog in Lightroom 12.1 on windows 11 22h2. The catalog has been moved and than moved back to original position. Now a get an error : lightroom kan pixelmaskeropslag niet initialiseren. 

Please help.

Thx

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 16, 2022 Dec 16, 2022

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Thank you for the reply. I tried to follow these steps, however, I cannot find any .lrcat.lock file in my Catalog...

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Community Expert ,
Dec 16, 2022 Dec 16, 2022

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Do you has rebooted your computer?

Please do a cold boot!!

My System: Intel i7-8700K - 64GB RAM - NVidia Geforce GTX 1050 Ti - Windows 10 Pro 22H2 -- LR-Classic 12.1 - Photoshop 24.1. - Nik Collection 5 - Topaz Sharpener AI

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New Here ,
Dec 16, 2022 Dec 16, 2022

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I can not open Lightroom CC due to error Error Message: Failed to initialize pixel-mask storage (Windows 11)

I have read a lot of posts. I have deleted lock files, I have restarted PC numerous times. I have shut down and started PC numerous times. I did a search for lock files and found none. 

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New Here ,
Dec 16, 2022 Dec 16, 2022

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I have tired the above and still can not open. 

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New Here ,
Dec 16, 2022 Dec 16, 2022

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No Lock files

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 16, 2022 Dec 16, 2022

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Yes, I've rebooted and it did not help.

 

Any other idea how to fix it?

 

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Community Expert ,
Dec 16, 2022 Dec 16, 2022

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No, this has nothing to do with improper closing of Lightroom and a .lock file that needs to be deleted. Quite the opposite. The error says that Lightroom needs to create a lock file, but can't. This was a known issue with Lightroom Classic 12.0.1 and was supposed to be fixed in Lightroom Classic 12.1. Apparently it was not fixed completely. The discussion about the problem in 12.0.1 mentioned the following work-around, which is worth trying now as well:

 

For Windows:

  • Go to the catalog location > Open the .lrdata folder.
  • Delete or move the file named 'Current.'
  • Relaunch Lightroom Classic - twice. (The first relaunch returns the error, the following relaunch works)

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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Dec 16, 2022 Dec 16, 2022

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Thank You.....this worked. I found the Current folder in the Lightroom Catalog-2-2-v12.lrcat-data. 

 

Thank you agian for your help. 

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 18, 2022 Dec 18, 2022

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Thank you very much for reply!

I tried to follow it, however it doesn't work either.

Here is the catalog, however there is no file called Current:

 

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 Do I follow it correctly?

Thank you..

 

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New Here ,
Dec 18, 2022 Dec 18, 2022

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First find the Lightroom Catalog-2-2v12.lrcat-data

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 Then double click it. 

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Then rename CURRENT

 

Then open Lightroom, you will get error message again, then opne Lightroom again and lightroom should open. This is what I did and it worked. I hope it works for you. 

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 18, 2022 Dec 18, 2022

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Great!!! It works!!!

 

Thank you so much!

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Participant ,
Dec 21, 2022 Dec 21, 2022

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This morning when trying to launch Lightroom Classic I get the following error message:

Failed to initalize pixel-mask storage
Failed to create lock file inside the folder: Lightroom Catalog.Ircat-data.

The process cannot access the folder because it is being used by another process.

 

As mentioned, this just started happening today.  Lightroom Classic is up to date.  My OS is Windows 11 which is also up to date.

Any suggestions on what is causing this and how to fix?

Thanks

 

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Community Expert ,
Dec 21, 2022 Dec 21, 2022

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Check that the folder conating the LrC catalog doesn't already have a lock file. If it does, then delete same and retry launching the application.

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Participant ,
Dec 21, 2022 Dec 21, 2022

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There is no lock file

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Community Expert ,
Dec 21, 2022 Dec 21, 2022

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The problem is not a .lock file in the catalog folder that needs to be removed. The problem is that Lightroom Classic needs to create a lock file inside the catalog.lrcat-data folder but can't. I gave the solution earlier in this thread, so just scroll back to the previous answers.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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Explorer ,
Dec 23, 2022 Dec 23, 2022

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also to get to that view you may have to right click and select show package contents if on a mac

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New Here ,
Dec 26, 2022 Dec 26, 2022

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Received the following error. I installed LRC 12.1 and restarted the computer but still experiencing this issue. 

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Community Expert ,
Dec 26, 2022 Dec 26, 2022

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Dec 28, 2022 Dec 28, 2022

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Issue/error message" 

Failed to initialize pixel-mask storage

'Failed to create lock file inside the folder: Images Catalogue-2020-v12.lrcat-data.

The process cannot access the folder because it is being used by another process.'

 

This started happening today and I can't work out how to fix it, can someone please help! Thank you

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Community Expert ,
Dec 28, 2022 Dec 28, 2022

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In System Preferences ((System Settings in Ventura), >Security & Privacy, >Full Disk Access, do you see Lightroom listed? If not, do add it and try again.

 

See: https://community.adobe.com/t5/lightroom-classic-discussions/quick-tips-how-to-give-full-disk-access...

Author “Color Management for Photographers" & "Photoshop CC Color Management/pluralsight"

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New Here ,
Dec 29, 2022 Dec 29, 2022

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Yes I have given added it/ given it full access but it is still coming up with the error

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Community Expert ,
Dec 29, 2022 Dec 29, 2022

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A fix is in this thread.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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New Here ,
Dec 29, 2022 Dec 29, 2022

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This is a Windows solution, is there a Mac solution? 

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