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Lightroom won't start

New Here ,
Aug 15, 2021 Aug 15, 2021

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Program started bringing up an error message on startup about being unable to open a catalog as it was open in another instance of Lightroom. Support couldn't get rid of it, so I uninstalled and reinstalled, but now it won't start at all.

If I check in task manager, there's a Lightroom process running, but nothing in actual programs. Shutting that down and trying to restart it just takes it back to the same - a process but no program and no window open.

 

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Does it actually say something like "another application already has it opened"? (If that's not it, please give us the EXACT word-for-word error message)

 

See https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-classic/kb/lightroom-error-catalog-cannot-be-opened-lrcat-lock.htm...

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I can't get the exact wording now as it simply won't start at all now. It was very close to: 'Unable to open catalog as it is already open in another program. Please close the earlier instance of Lightroom, open another catalog or exit'

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Just found this from the 'similar' section. Same message: https://community.adobe.com/t5/lightroom-classic/lightroom-won-t-open/td-p/9392133

 

I'll have a read of that discussion, see if it was solved, but now LRC won't open at all for me.

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Just found this from the 'similar' section. Same message: https://community.adobe.com/t5/lightroom-classic/lightroom-won-t-open/td-p/9392133

 

I'll have a read of that discussion, see if it was solved, but now LRC won't open at all for me.


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Please, give this method a try!

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LEGEND ,
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but now LRC won't open at all for me.

 

 

Please provide more info. A nice item by item listing of steps and results may help.

 

for example

 

  1. I click on the LrC startup icon
  2. The LrC splash screen appears
  3. I notice in the Splash screenshot LrC is reading the preferences
  4. Then the splash screen goes away, but LrC is not running.

 

 

Also, please provide more System Info

 

  • Adobe program name and version, for example Lightroom Classic v10.3
  • Operating System name and version, for example Windows 10 v19043
  • Any error message if applicable, verbatim

 

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