Flickr plug-in for Lightroom Classic: Error mentioning CryptUnprotectData

Community Beginner ,
Dec 19, 2021 Dec 19, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I recently replaced an old PC running Windows 10 with a new PC that came loaded with Windows 11. I installed fresh copies of Lightroom Classic and Photoshop on the new PC using Creative Cloud Desktop. I've had no problems at all for the past month or so, until now.

 

I just tried publishing one of my photos to my Flickr account, and ran into an issue. After dragging and dropping the image into the Flickr Collection (that worked fine), when I clicked on the "Publish" button, Lightroom threw up the following error message:

 

01 Screenshot 2021-12-19 084014.jpg

 

I did what I always do and Googled the error message. I found several forum posts (mostly on the Adobe site) that gave suggestions on resolving the issue. Most involved removing authorization and re-authorizing the plug-in. I tried that, several times, and it didn't help. I tried running Lightroom as an Administrator (another suggestion I read); still got the error message after trying to re-authorize with Flickr. I emptied the browser (Google Chrome) cache; that didn't work, either.

 

The only suggestion I didn't try was to set another Web browser as my default; under Windows 11, that involves changing the file association for a whole slew of extensions, and I really don't want to go through that unless it's absolutely necessary. (I've heard that Microsoft plans to improve this situation with a future update, but I'm not holding my breath.)

 

I opened the Flickr window in Lightroom Publishing Manager and saw the following:

 

02 Screenshot 2021-12-19 083208.jpg

 

Apparently, Lightroom was waiting for a response from Flickr that never came. It also stated that I wasn't logged in to Flickr, which I suppose means the same thing.

 

As a last resort, thinking the installed copy of the Flickr.lrplugin file could be corrupted, I grabbed the (working) copy of the plug-in from the old PC and temporarily replaced the plug-in on the new PC. It made no difference, I still get the same error. 

 

From the Lightroom Plug-In Manager, in the Flickr tab, I saved the Diagnostic Log to a file; that provided the following information:

 

Plug-in error log for plug-in at: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Lightroom Classic\Flickr.lrplugin

 

**** Error 1

An error occurred while attempting to test a connection to this service.
There is something wrong in CryptUnprotectData.

 

**** Error 2

This plug-in’s post-processing task did not finish successfully.
There is something wrong in CryptUnprotectData.

 

Windows 11 Home 21H2 (OS Build 22000.376)

Google Chrome Version 96.0.4664.110. 

Lightroom Classic Version 11.1.

 

Anyone else seeing this error? Anyone have a suggestion I haven't tried yet?

 

Larry

TOPICS
Windows

Views

213

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines

correct answers 1 Correct answer

LEGEND , Dec 19, 2021 Dec 19, 2021

So this computer, it has had LrC installed on it for some period of time? 

In the various troubleshooting articles, resetting the preferences is mentioned. Based on your last posting, I am not to sure you have tried that, sounds more like you fiddled a bit in preferences, that is not resetting the preference file.

 

see:

https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-classic/help/setting-preferences-lightroom.html

 

The preference file can get corrupted leading to buggy behavior. A corrupt preference file will sur

...

Likes

Translate

Translate
Community Beginner ,
Dec 19, 2021 Dec 19, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Adding some additional information: I am still able to publish a photo to my Flickr account, though not with the Flickr plug-in. I can export a photo from Lightroom to my PC desktop, then use Flickr's drag-and-drop upload interface to add photos to my "photostream". This still works, but the Flickr plug-in built into Lightroom is vastly more convenient, especially for large numbers of photos.

 

Larry

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
LEGEND ,
Dec 19, 2021 Dec 19, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Community Beginner ,
Dec 19, 2021 Dec 19, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

That page was among the first I found in a Google search. I've tried pretty much all those suggestions and nothing has changed. I say "pretty much" because I didn't reset all the Lightroom preferences: This was a fresh install of Lightroom when the plug-in first failed, and I hadn't changed any preferences at all yet.

 

Larry

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
LEGEND ,
Dec 19, 2021 Dec 19, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

So this computer, it has had LrC installed on it for some period of time? 

In the various troubleshooting articles, resetting the preferences is mentioned. Based on your last posting, I am not to sure you have tried that, sounds more like you fiddled a bit in preferences, that is not resetting the preference file.

 

see:

https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-classic/help/setting-preferences-lightroom.html

 

The preference file can get corrupted leading to buggy behavior. A corrupt preference file will survive uninstalls, updates, and upgrades. By renaming or moving or deleting the preference file you create a situation where LrC will recreate a fresh new one upon startup of LrC. Be aware various settings will revert to defaults.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Community Beginner ,
Dec 26, 2021 Dec 26, 2021

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

LATEST

I was extremely reluctant to reset all my preferences, simply because I'd changed so many defaults in so many places. This problem cropped up on a brand new PC, and I (incorrectly?) assumed the freshly-installed new copy of Lightroom would have a "clean" preferences file. Apparently, that was not the case. Either that, or the preferences file became corrupted just two weeks after Lightroom was installed.

 

In any case, I bit the bullet and reset preferences, and the problem resolved itself. I then spent an afternoon changing Lightroom back to the way I want it. Thanks for all the suggestions.

 

Larry

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines