"Lightroom ran into a problem with your local catalog and must either quit or restart."
I try to restart and nothing happens. Same error forever. I've tried reinstalling, rolling back to other versions, and reinstalling CC. Problem persists. What is this, and why can't I edit my photos.
I'm on Windows 10, latest versions, drivers, etc.
If you know that syncing was complete the last time you used Lightroom and you have a back up of all your recently imported photos, then if you delete the local Lightroom Library, it will be rebuilt and re-populated from the Cloud.
I only use Mac so unsure of it's location in Windows, apologies.
On Windows10, the local catalog is stored in C:>users>username>AppData>Local>Adobe>Lightroom CC>Data. Delete the "Data" sub-folder, then restart Lightroom.
That worked for me!
Thanks a ton.
This worked like a charm! I couldn't find the folder either, but after a lot of digging, I just typed in the path and I found the folder!
Hi, I have the same issue, but I am unable to locate the folder using those paths. I only have 'roaming' and no 'local' and cannot locate the data sub-folder.
The user's "AppData" folder is unhelpfully hidden by default in Explorer, although there is an option on the View tab to show hidden items, which I assume you haven't yet checked.
So either enable that option, or you can simply type %appdata% into the Windows search bar and that will open Explorer with the AppData folder showing, with "Local" being the first sub-folder.
Jim, you are a lifesaver. Thank you so much, that resolved the issue.