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Catalog will not open

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Oct 16, 2020

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Win 10 and latest version of LR Classic. When I open LR I get the message that the catalog is already open and to close the other version and relaunch lightroom. I checked in task manager and do not see another application using any LR catalogs. I can also select and older catalog and it does open okay.

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Check for a file ending 'lrcat.lock' in the Lightroom catalog folder. If you find same, then delete it. This should allow Lightroom  Classic to launch.

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Catalog will not open

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Win 10 and latest version of LR Classic. When I open LR I get the message that the catalog is already open and to close the other version and relaunch lightroom. I checked in task manager and do not see another application using any LR catalogs. I can also select and older catalog and it does open okay.

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Correct answer by Ian Lyons | Adobe Community Professional

Check for a file ending 'lrcat.lock' in the Lightroom catalog folder. If you find same, then delete it. This should allow Lightroom  Classic to launch.

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Check for a file ending 'lrcat.lock' in the Lightroom catalog folder. If you find same, then delete it. This should allow Lightroom  Classic to launch.

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Worked, thanks Ian. Any idea why or what caused this file to be created. LR is working fine after I deleted the *.lock, but just now when checking the directory the catalog is in I see the lock file is back. Not causing a problem right now though.

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Normally, if Lightroom Classic terminates abnormally (program crashed, computer crashed), it leaves the .lock file on your disk.

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Thanks

 

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