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Cannot open LRC catalog after upgrade

Community Beginner ,
Aug 09, 2022 Aug 09, 2022

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The last two upgrades seem to really screw up my LRC and Photoshop.  I get the message that cannot open the catalog Lightroom Catalot-2-2-2-v10-v11.lrcat because another app is using it.  Which it is not.  I go to the files and find no lock catalog...I find one for previews and several zip files (which I assume are backups) and one that appears to be the main one. Dont know what to do...when I opened   Photoshop it was as if it was brand new.

 

What is going on..I have Monterey 12.5..on my 2018 imac.

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Community Expert ,
Aug 09, 2022 Aug 09, 2022

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Post a screen capture like the one below so we can see what is in the Lightroom sub-folder.

Screenshot 2022-08-09 at 8.46.55 PM.png

 

Regards, Denis: iMac mid-2015, 5K 27”, GPU 2GB, Ram 24GB, HDD 3TB, macOS 11.7.1 BigSur,; LrC 12.0.1, Lr 6.0, Ps 24.0, ACR 15.0,; Camera OM-D E-M1

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 09, 2022 Aug 09, 2022

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Thank you for your help.  When I saw your screen capture, I realized I was looking in the wrong place.  I feel so stupid.  Anyway found the locked file and deleted it.  Seems to be working now.

 

Thanks so much

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Oct 06, 2022 Oct 06, 2022

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where is the locked file? im having the same problem. i cant open my lrc backup files. says other file is in use. tia

 

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Oct 06, 2022 Oct 06, 2022

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As an example I have illustrated a .LOCK file in the screen-clip from @DdeGannes 

It will be found next to your other Catalog companion files-

2022-10-07 14_42_44-Clipboard.jpg

 

You should NOT try to open files in a Backup location. If your LrC is saying a Catalog is corrupt, you need to extract a catalog from a backup .ZIP file and copy it to another location (eg. the Pictures folder) where you can 'open' it by a [Double-Click].

LOCK FILE DELETION - LR-CLASSIC

 

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 12.0.1 Photoshop 24.0.1, ACR 15.0, Lightroom 6.0, Lr-iOS 8.0.8, Bridge 13.0, Windows-11.

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Aug 10, 2022 Aug 10, 2022

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Next time your catalog needs to be upgraded, please note that you can actually rename the new catalog in the upgrade dialog, so you won't get something as useless as 'Lightroom Catalog-2-2-2-v10-v11-v12.lrcat', but can change that to 'Lightroom Catalog-v12.lrcat'.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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