Lightroom Classic Crashing

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Aug 25, 2022 Aug 25, 2022

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Ever since I updates to the newest Monterey OS and updated my Lightroom to the newest version yesterday, my lightroom has been crashing unexpectedly and then not letting me reopen. It sys unable to reopen becasue my lightroom catalog is open somewhere else. It is literally killing me. I have already tried restarting the computer, deleting the Lrcat.lock file and it lets me reopen but then just crashes again. 
This is insane and it is the buiest part of my year so I am dying. Please help!

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Aug 26, 2022 Aug 26, 2022

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The first thing that you should try is to switch off the GPU support from the Lightroom preferences and check if that helps to fix the issue. 

Go to Lightroom > Preferences > Performance tab > Uncheck "Use Graphics Processor" > Restart Lightroom. 

https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-classic/kb/lightroom-gpu-faq.html#troubleshooting 

https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-classic/kb/troubleshoot-gpu.html 

 

If Lightroom doesn't start correctly the please see "Solution 2" in the document behind the second link. 

Troubleshoot GPU issues | Lightroom Classic (adobe.com) 

 

Another step is to try to reset the Lightroom preferences. 

https://www.lightroomqueen.com/how-do-i-reset-lightrooms-preferences/ 

It's recommended to backup your preferences before you reset the preferences to the default settings: 

https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-classic/kb/preference-file-and-other-file-locations.html 

  

Do you get an error message? If yes, please post the exact message or an screenshot.  

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Aug 26, 2022 Aug 26, 2022

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Try resetting your Lightroom preferences:
https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-classic/help/setting-preferences-lightroom.html
Also see: https://community.adobe.com/t5/lightroom-classic-discussions/important-steps-for-manually-resetting-...

Quit Lightroom Classic.
MacOS: Press and hold the Shift + Option keys.
Windows: Press and hold the Shift + Alt keys.
While holding down the keys, launch Lightroom Classic.
When asked, select "Yes". 

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

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