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Lightroom Classic V11 will not open in OS Monterey

New Here ,
Oct 28, 2021 Oct 28, 2021

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Lightroom Classic V11 wont launch in OS Monterey, Apple Mac Mini M1.  Everytime I attempt to launch it, the Lightroom hangs and is not responding. Have tried uninstall and install, but still will not launch. Is this a know issue?

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LEGEND ,
Oct 28, 2021 Oct 28, 2021

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Last time LrC was in use, did it get closed properly, or did you force quit, or crashed? Is a lock file in the way?

 

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Oct 28, 2021 Oct 28, 2021

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The last time I launched Lightroom was using OS Big Sur. The lauching issue strated after installing OS Monterey and updating Lightroom to v11.0.

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Oct 30, 2021 Oct 30, 2021

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Face the same issue ... not starting sinde the update on Monterey

 

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Oct 30, 2021 Oct 30, 2021

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I contacted Adobe support who remotely fixed the issue. It took the technician a while to find a solution, but he got it working. I also had to crest a new catalogue as the one I usually used would not open.

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New Here ,
Nov 01, 2021 Nov 01, 2021

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I'm having the same issue right now. Waiting for some tutorial on the fix.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 07, 2021 Nov 07, 2021

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Same problem here, V11 not starting on Monterey. Had to reinstall 10.4, this is working. Still a shame.
Hope they will fix the issue swiftly.

 

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 07, 2021 Nov 07, 2021

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PS: Since support chat is only open at office hours (where I am at my day job) this option is not open to me. Not overly user-friendly.

 

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Nov 08, 2021 Nov 08, 2021

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I have exactly the same thing happening here. 

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Nov 09, 2021 Nov 09, 2021

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Same issue here.

 

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LEGEND ,
Nov 09, 2021 Nov 09, 2021

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Please report this in the Bugs part of the forum.

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New Here ,
Nov 21, 2021 Nov 21, 2021

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I've had the same since updating to Monterey on an Intel iMac Pro 2017. LrC hangs at "reading preferences". Everything works fine on my PC when I tried the same catalogue and V11 of LrC. Rolled back to V10.4 for now on iMac, but this is annoying, but hopefully fixed in the next update. 

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LEGEND ,
Nov 21, 2021 Nov 21, 2021

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Try deleting/renaming the preferences file. https://www.lightroomqueen.com/how-do-i-reset-lightrooms-preferences/

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Nov 21, 2021 Nov 21, 2021

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Tried that before, but tried it again. Still hangs at same place.

 

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 21, 2021 Nov 21, 2021

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I had the same problem, as detailed below. What finally did the trick: I contacted support. They had me swipe Creative Cloud completely from my system and reinstall it, following a certain routine and using Adobe's tools for it.
Now LrC runs smoothly on Monterey.
The routine I got only in my native German, but maybe it helps: https://helpx.adobe.com/de/creative-cloud/kb/cc-cleaner-tool-installation-problems.html

 

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Nov 21, 2021 Nov 21, 2021

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I found this too earlier today. Tried it and but still hanging. I've got a feeling it sadly got to be something on my computer if all these options aren't working for me. 

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