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LR catalog Won't open

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I closed LR Classic yesterday in my normal manner. Today I tried to open LR and received this msg: "The Lightroom catalog named Lightroom-2-2-2 cannot open because another application already has it open I have no idea what application this could be. I have closed all programs, rebooted the computer. I tried to open LR with the last backup copy but I get the same msg. I have no idea what to do next.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Correct answer by Per Berntsen | Adobe Community Professional

Using the Windows File explorer or Mac Finder, go to the folder that contains your Lightroom catalog, and delete the file that ends with .lock. Do not delete anything else.

The lock file prevents other users from accessing the catalog, but is normally deleted when you close Lightroom. If Lightroom crashes on exit, has to be force quit, or there is a power failure,  it may not be deleted, which will produce the error message you received.

 

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LR catalog Won't open

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I closed LR Classic yesterday in my normal manner. Today I tried to open LR and received this msg: "The Lightroom catalog named Lightroom-2-2-2 cannot open because another application already has it open I have no idea what application this could be. I have closed all programs, rebooted the computer. I tried to open LR with the last backup copy but I get the same msg. I have no idea what to do next.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Correct answer by Per Berntsen | Adobe Community Professional

Using the Windows File explorer or Mac Finder, go to the folder that contains your Lightroom catalog, and delete the file that ends with .lock. Do not delete anything else.

The lock file prevents other users from accessing the catalog, but is normally deleted when you close Lightroom. If Lightroom crashes on exit, has to be force quit, or there is a power failure,  it may not be deleted, which will produce the error message you received.

 

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Using the Windows File explorer or Mac Finder, go to the folder that contains your Lightroom catalog, and delete the file that ends with .lock. Do not delete anything else.

The lock file prevents other users from accessing the catalog, but is normally deleted when you close Lightroom. If Lightroom crashes on exit, has to be force quit, or there is a power failure,  it may not be deleted, which will produce the error message you received.

 

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That did it. Thank you very much!!

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