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Jul 26, 2017

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After upgrading to the latest Lightroom App. I get this Lightroom Catalog error:

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I haven't been able to find an answer that can fix this error. I have shut down, turned off, restarted etc. several times. Please help...

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Correct answer by Per Berntsen | Adobe Community Professional

You need to have READ and WRITE permissions on the folder that contains the catalog.

You set permissions using the File Explorer. Right click the folder, choose Properties, then click the Security tab.

Click Edit to change permissions, and make sure that Read and Write are checked.

Also, with Lightroom closed, make sure that no LOCK file is present in the folder with the catalog.

If it is, delete it. It will be named something like Apr 25 2013-2-2.lrcat.lock

Do not delete anything else. Now try to launch Lightroom.

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Lightroom Catalog Error

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After upgrading to the latest Lightroom App. I get this Lightroom Catalog error:

LR Error Message 072617.jpg

I haven't been able to find an answer that can fix this error. I have shut down, turned off, restarted etc. several times. Please help...

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Correct answer by Per Berntsen | Adobe Community Professional

You need to have READ and WRITE permissions on the folder that contains the catalog.

You set permissions using the File Explorer. Right click the folder, choose Properties, then click the Security tab.

Click Edit to change permissions, and make sure that Read and Write are checked.

Also, with Lightroom closed, make sure that no LOCK file is present in the folder with the catalog.

If it is, delete it. It will be named something like Apr 25 2013-2-2.lrcat.lock

Do not delete anything else. Now try to launch Lightroom.

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LEGEND ,
Jul 26, 2017

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The folder that the catalog file is stored in does not have write permission.

Go into your operating system and change the permissions on that folder to WRITE permission.

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Jul 26, 2017

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You need to have READ and WRITE permissions on the folder that contains the catalog.

You set permissions using the File Explorer. Right click the folder, choose Properties, then click the Security tab.

Click Edit to change permissions, and make sure that Read and Write are checked.

Also, with Lightroom closed, make sure that no LOCK file is present in the folder with the catalog.

If it is, delete it. It will be named something like Apr 25 2013-2-2.lrcat.lock

Do not delete anything else. Now try to launch Lightroom.

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Jul 27, 2017

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I have changed the permissions and unchecked the read only. I delete the lock file, but when I come back in to try and open that catalog in LR, it gives me the same message. I go to check the permissions, and they are back to what they were previously. So whatever changes I am making, aren't sticking for some reason.

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Jul 27, 2017

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That is a really old catalog file. Is it on a backup drive or in a zip file or in a backup folder somewhere rather than just open in a folder?

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Jul 27, 2017

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It is backed up...as of June 29th. Not alot new since then. No clue how to use the backup file, it's a zip, but when I try to unzip it, it says there's nothing there. I have never had to use a backup file before. When you look at the file size, there is definitely something there.

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Jul 27, 2017

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The Apr 25 2013-2-2 must be a catalog file because apparently Lightroom recognized it. It seems that the reason Lightroom indicated it was not writable is because it was inside of a zip file. Wherever that catalog file is, if you can just drag it from the zip file that is all you should have to do. Is the zip file really empty?

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Jul 27, 2017

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No it's the back up file that is in a zip file, not the catalog file.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 27, 2017

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If the backup file is a backup of the catalog, it would be a catalog file Inside of the zip file. I don't understand what you are talking about.

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Aug 12, 2017

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I have the same issue after an automatic windows upgrade.  I changed all the permissions, deleted the lock files, etc.  I am very frustrated.   The attributes on the folder is an n which is read only.  I can no change it and restore from backup.

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LEGEND ,
Aug 13, 2017

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So, if you read the above thread, we didn't understand the problem being described. So ... if you have the same problem, then you need to clearly describe the problem. Please give us details. Lots and lots of details.

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