Lightroom 6 crashes at start

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Jan 31, 2021 Jan 31, 2021

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Dear community,

Good afternoon,

I've been using Lightroom 6 on my system for quite some time and now for several days it's been crashing every time I start it (right after the splash screen). I have reinstalled it, but didn't change anything.

Do you have any idea about how to continue?

 

Here is the key data on my PC:

Operating system: Win10 Home (64Bit)

Processor: Ryzor5 3600X

Graphics Card: Nvidia Geforce GTX 1660 Super

 

If you have any questions or suggestions, kindly let me know. I am very happy for any hint, that might fix the issue.

 

{Moved from Lightroom Cloud to Lightroom Classic Forum by Moderator} 

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 01, 2021 Feb 01, 2021
Adobe allowed its license of the third-party face-recognition module used in LR 6 to lapse in December, and now LR 6 often crashes during startup and later.  See this bug report for partial workarounds: https://feedback.photoshop.com/conversations/lightroom-classic/lightroom-classic-version-6-crashes-in-the-facial-recognition-module/5fd510567288d52d004c42d6 Please add your constructive opinion to the bug report, and be sure to click Like and Follow at the bottom of the first post. That will ma...

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 01, 2021 Feb 01, 2021

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Hi there,

 

Sorry that Lightroom 6 on your Windows 10 computer crashes right after the start.

 

If you can't launch Lightroom, or Lightroom crashes before you can clear the Use Graphics Processor check box, here's how to manually disable this preference:

Navigate to one of the following:

  • (macOS) /Users/[username]/Library/Preferences/com.adobe.lightroomCC.plist
  • (Windows) C:\Users\[user name]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Lightroom CC\Preferences\Lightroom CC Preferences.agprefs
  • Open the file Lightroom CC Preferences.agprefs (Windows) / com.adobe.lightroomCC.plist (macOS) in a text editor.
  • Change the line useAutoBahn = true to useAutoBahn = false.
  • Save and close the file Lightroom CC Preferences.agprefs (Windows) / com.adobe.lightroomCC.plist (macOS).

    Relaunch Lightroom.

 

Let us know how it goes. 

 

Thanks,

Akash

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Apr 03, 2021 Apr 03, 2021

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Hello,

 

i am using LR6 on my Mac (MacOs High Sierra 10.13.6). I have the same problem - LR6 crashes right after the splash screen since yesterday. It started to crash down after an update to high sierra, but still I was able to restart LR6 and no work has been damaged. But since yesterday I am not even able to start LR. I tried to follow navigations above - but I can´t find com.adobe.lightroomCC. plist on my mac. Is there any other solution i can try?

 

Thanx for your reply

 

Nadja

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 03, 2021 Apr 03, 2021

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Deleting preferences won't allow LR 6 to run correctly. See this previous post for why LR 6 won't run:

https://community.adobe.com/t5/lightroom-classic/lightroom-6-crashes-at-start/m-p/11800198#M222511

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May 09, 2021 May 09, 2021

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I followed your instructions Akash, but found that the useAutoBahn was already set to "false", so I changed it to "true"!

Now it seems to load without crashing.  So thanks for pointing me to the problem are , but ......?

Michael

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Feb 01, 2021 Feb 01, 2021

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Adobe allowed its license of the third-party face-recognition module used in LR 6 to lapse in December, and now LR 6 often crashes during startup and later.  See this bug report for partial workarounds:

https://feedback.photoshop.com/conversations/lightroom-classic/lightroom-classic-version-6-crashes-i...

 

Please add your constructive opinion to the bug report, and be sure to click Like and Follow at the bottom of the first post. That will make it a little more likely that Adobe will prioritize a fix, and you'll be notified when the bug's status changes.

 

[Use the blue reply button under the first post to ensure replies sort properly.]

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Feb 06, 2021 Feb 06, 2021

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Removing the face information folder C: \ Program Files \ Adobe \ Adobe Lightroom \ CIT solved the issue on my side.

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