Lightroom Catalog crashing after most recent import

New Here ,
Dec 14, 2020 Dec 14, 2020

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Today, I tried to import a few iPhone photos into one of my Lightroom catalogues. As soon as I hit import and the process began, Lightroom crashed. I have since confirmed that my other catalogues open and operate as normal. I tried to undo the import by going into my finder on my harddrive, locating the recently imported images and deleting them from there. 

 

When I reopened Lightroom, the images were still there, but with exclamation marks indicating that the files were missing (as expected). When I try to remove the images from within Lightroom it immediately crashes again. 

 

Any idea of what's going wrong and how I can get this catalogue working again?

 

I'm working on a iMac, macOS Big Sur, Lightroom 6, Version 6.8. Thanks!

 

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LEGEND ,
Dec 20, 2020 Dec 20, 2020

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Might try exporting the catalog

 

P.S. make aure you have a backup

 

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New Here ,
Dec 27, 2020 Dec 27, 2020

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Thank you for your help.

 

Two questions:

 

1. If I export the catalog, will my edits come with it? And would I "export as catalog" to a file and then create a new catalog and import the photos back in?

 

2. I've been starting to wonder if my version of Lightroom is going to become problematic. I'm not sure if it's getting too old and if there's even a new version that would work with my photos. As you can see, I'm not super familiar with Lightroom yet. 

 

I'm working on a iMac, macOS Big Sur, Lightroom 6, Version 6.8. Thanks again!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 27, 2020 Dec 27, 2020

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To answer your 2 questions:

1. If I export the catalog, will my edits come with it? 

Yes

2. I've been starting to wonder if my version of Lightroom is going to become problematic. I'm not sure if it's getting too old and if there's even a new version that would work with my photos. As you can see, I'm not super familiar with Lightroom yet.

I would suggest that there is application and OS incompatibility. Going to the subscribed version with your current OS I believe would offer you stability and features you'll like.

I have resisted going to Big Sur yet on my 2017 iMac, and never have any issues.

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