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Lightroom 6 keeps crashing directly after starting up

New Here ,
Dec 25, 2020 Dec 25, 2020

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Hi, I've got Lightroom version 6 (stand alone programm). Since a couple of months I opened the programm again but it crashed after a couple of tasks. And with crashing I mean the programm just shuts down out of the blue without a single (error) message. After starting the programm several times it seems to happen more often when deleting pictures from the database. I thought it might be a problem with my laptop. But now I started working on my desktop and the same problem occurs. Actually even worse. I could open it and started to import photos. It crashed during the import (as like the task was too heavy to execute...). And now the programm crashes as soon as I open it. Can't do anything anymore. 

 

I see some messages about windows updates but all these messages are well over a year old so no idea if this is the problem in my case. I did check on windows updates and found 2 which I installed.

 

Does anybody have any idea what might be the problem? Could the size of the library be a problem maybe? It's 225MB at the moment. 

Hope anybody can help me out. Bit of a disappointment because I had big plans for Lightroom these Christmas holidays.

thanks 

Tessa

 

{Moved from Lightroom Cloud to Lightroom Classic Forum by Moderator} 

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New Here ,
Dec 26, 2020 Dec 26, 2020

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It looks like my problem has been fixed. Somehow the external hard drive caused the problem. Unplugging and plugging in seemed to be the solution luckely. Hopefully this remains so. 

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New Here ,
Jan 03, 2021 Jan 03, 2021

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Unfortunately, my problem is not resolved. Far from it. Lightroom 6 keeps on crashing. Here and there I can do some tasks but eventually it closes. I just don't know what to do. Anybody?

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LEGEND ,
Jan 03, 2021 Jan 03, 2021

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Please state the version NUMBER of your operating system.

 

Problems with deleting photos causing Lightroom 6 to crash have been reported in this and other forums. You might want to search for this problem in this forum, and see if any solutions are found.

 

Size of the catalog is not relevant.

 

Please understand that Lightroom 6 is old software, not tested on current operating systems, and completely unsupported by Adobe since 2017 (which means that Adobe will not be fixing bugs).

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LEGEND ,
Jan 03, 2021 Jan 03, 2021

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See:

see:

 https://petapixel.com/2020/12/24/adobe-lightroom-v6-is-falling-apart/

and

https://en.techrecipe.co.kr/posts/12088

and

https://community.adobe.com/t5/lightroom-classic/crashing-when-creating-or-deleting-a-virtual-copy/t...

 

Aparintly  Face Detection code used by Lr 6 is crashing Lr 6 

 

The cause of the Face Detection problem appears to be a dll that has aged out. A dll by a third party that Adobe was using for Face Detection.

 

Some have found that changing their computers system clock to 12/14/18 or older gets around ths. A annoying workaround.that would have to be done each time before starting Lr.

 

Others simply remove the dll. However, doing that ends Face Detection.

 

DLL is:

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Lightroom\CIT\Plug-ins\FaceRecognition\libfrsdk-8.6.0.dll

 

 (  https://community.adobe.com/t5/lightroom-classic/crashing-when-creating-or-deleting-a-virtual-copy/t...)

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New Here ,
Jul 21, 2021 Jul 21, 2021

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Thanks this worked for me.

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