I recive the following error when trying to open any Lightroom project on any of my harddrives (I've tested 6 drives all with the same error). Lighroom itself will not open on it's own. I cannot choose a new catalog and/or defalut catalog. I just recive the same error :
Working off of:
macOS Mojave Version 10.14.6
Mac Pro (late 2013)
Processor 3.5 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon E5
Graphics AMD FirePro D500 3 gb
I work in Premiere / other Adobe programs regularly those are working fine.
I have re started my computer - no change.
I have unistalled and re-installed Lighroom- no change.
Please advise - thank you.
Thank you, I will try this now
This works! Thank you dj_paige
* This is Lightroom Version 10.0
Hi Skyem, did you ever manage to resolve your problem with Lightroom? I'm having the same problem with Lightroom 10.1 - when i try to update to 10.2, i get the same prompt as you did. Any thoughts on how to deal with this would be appreciated.
I've tried everything you suggested and I still can't update to 10.2. Plus, in 10.1.1, I can't export from the Book module to a PDF. Blurb recommends this: If you cannot export your book to PDF you'll need to contact Adobe customer support for further help so they can troubleshoot within Lightroom.
I am wondering if there is any update on solving this issue? I upgraded Lightroom Classic 10.1.1 to 10.2, and cannot open any old catalog. I tried to copy them in a new folder, but it doesn't work. I tried to roll back to Classic 10.1.1, but it does not work either.
Please advise - thank you!
I have the same problem! I can't access any catalog neither backup. It also doesn't let me open a new catalog so I am not able to even start Lightroom.
Ok, will do!
I just had same problem after 11.0 update. It is not clear it was the update. I did use it for a few hours so something else could have corrupted and just coincedence.
Solution was to uninstal and reinstall. I did full uninstall, preferences and everything just to be sure..
I updated to LR classic version 11 (19 days ago) and then got the same error message "Unexpected error occured opening catalog" .... thought it was a glitch so restarted computer and opened Lightroom with the same error message. I chose of open the previous catalog and to my surprise it upgraded the catalog as done when I upgraded to Version 11 of Lightroom. I can open the catalog but now I cannot access the photos that I imported following the update install 19 days ago. They are in LR Library but do not show up in the strip file at the bottom of the screen.
How can I retrieve my photos....
The catalog was sent to Adobe and apparently it was beyond repair ..... I have to ask how did that happen. I have been using LR for a few years and never had issues with updates