"Local Catalog Problem"

Community Beginner ,
Dec 15, 2020 Dec 15, 2020

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"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. 

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 16, 2020 Dec 16, 2020

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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.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 16, 2020 Dec 16, 2020

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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.

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 17, 2020 Dec 17, 2020

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That worked for me!

Thanks a ton.

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Jan 30, 2021 Jan 30, 2021

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Yep, worked

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 26, 2020 Dec 26, 2020

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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. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 26, 2020 Dec 26, 2020

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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.

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Dec 27, 2020 Dec 27, 2020

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Jim, you are a lifesaver. Thank you so much, that resolved the issue. 

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