Light room classic wont open and fails to uninstall due to unsaved project.

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Jul 15, 2022 Jul 15, 2022

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I have tried to open lightroom classic a few times already but it will try to open and fail each time. I thought maybe uninstalling the program and reinstalling would fix the issue but it wont let me uninstall either stateing that I have unsaved projects which I dont have any unsaved the last time I used it. 

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LEGEND ,
Jul 15, 2022 Jul 15, 2022

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stateing that I have unsaved projects 

Projects? I do not remeber Projects being associated with LrC.

 

1. Please post the exact error message.

2. Please post the exact LrC vetsion.

 

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The version is 11.4.1

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The message indicates that Lightroom is running, or running in the background.

If running, close it, if not, open the Task manager, and kill the process named lightroom.exe.

 

However, reinstalling rarely fixes any problems.

Are you getting an error message when trying to launch Lightroom? If so, quote it in full.

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So I did end the process through task manager but all it did was bring about a new error message that isnt completeing. It gets to half way through the process and then disappears. I have tried restarting my computer since then seeing if that would help and it hasnt done anything new. 

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LEGEND ,
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For those that can not or will not open attachments:

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Uninstalling then re-installing LrC will not solve this issue. 

 

Did you let the repair process/attemt proceded? Did it finish?

 

Do you have a backup of your catalog?

 

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I did attempt but like I said in the before reply that it never finished. And I understand that uninstalling and reinstalling isnt going to fix the issue that is why i havent attempted since it was first mentioned. 

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Are you comfortable trying to open one of your catalog backup files?

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How do you open the catalog without being able to open Lightroom CC?

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LEGEND ,
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@Crystal22605324o7gl wrote:

How do you open the catalog without being able to open Lightroom CC?


First up, if you are trying to restore the calog using your backup, and that backup was created using LrC, read:

https://www.lightroomqueen.com/restore-backups-2021/

 

Second off, in general, you can open a catalog from your file manager by double clicking on it. The catalog has a .lrcat file name extension, like "lightroom catalog.lrcat"

 

 

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