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Unexpected Error Opening Catalog

New Here ,
Oct 30, 2020 Oct 30, 2020

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I recive the following error when trying to open any Lightroom project on any of my harddrives (I've tested 6 drives all with the same error). Lighroom itself will not open on it's own. I cannot choose a new catalog and/or defalut catalog. I just recive the same error :

 

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Working off of:

macOS Mojave Version 10.14.6

Mac Pro (late 2013)

Processor 3.5 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon E5

Graphics AMD FirePro D500 3 gb

 

I work in Premiere / other Adobe programs regularly those are working fine. 

I have re started my computer - no change. 

I have unistalled and re-installed Lighroom- no change. 

 

Please advise - thank you. 

 

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LEGEND , Oct 30, 2020 Oct 30, 2020
Revert back to LrC 9.4. Reports indicate that can still read your LrC 9.4 catalog. https://helpx.adobe.com/download-install/using/install-previous-version.html

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Oct 30, 2020 Oct 30, 2020

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Revert back to LrC 9.4. Reports indicate that can still read your LrC 9.4 catalog. https://helpx.adobe.com/download-install/using/install-previous-version.html

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New Here ,
Oct 30, 2020 Oct 30, 2020

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Thank you, I will try this now

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New Here ,
Oct 30, 2020 Oct 30, 2020

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This works! Thank you dj_paige

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New Here ,
Oct 30, 2020 Oct 30, 2020

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* This is Lightroom Version 10.0 

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New Here ,
Apr 07, 2021 Apr 07, 2021

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Hi Skyem, did you ever manage to resolve your problem with Lightroom? I'm having the same problem with Lightroom 10.1 - when i try to update to 10.2, i get the same prompt as you did. Any thoughts on how to deal with this would be appreciated.

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Apr 07, 2021 Apr 07, 2021

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New Here ,
Apr 09, 2021 Apr 09, 2021

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I've tried everything you suggested and I still can't update to 10.2. Plus, in 10.1.1, I can't export from the Book module to a PDF. Blurb recommends this: If you cannot export your book to PDF you'll need to contact Adobe customer support for further help so they can troubleshoot within Lightroom.

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New Here ,
May 01, 2021 May 01, 2021

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Hi,

 

I am wondering if there is any update on solving this issue? I upgraded Lightroom Classic 10.1.1 to 10.2, and cannot open any old catalog. I tried to copy them in a new folder, but it doesn't work. I tried to roll back to Classic 10.1.1, but it does not work either.

 

Please advise - thank you!

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New Here ,
May 14, 2021 May 14, 2021

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I have the same problem! I can't access any catalog neither backup. It also doesn't let me open a new catalog so I am not able to even start Lightroom. 

 

Any suggestions? 

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LEGEND ,
May 15, 2021 May 15, 2021

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@venikz 

Please start a new thread and provide all relevant details, including these:

 

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New Here ,
May 15, 2021 May 15, 2021

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Ok, will do!

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New Here ,
Nov 08, 2021 Nov 08, 2021

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I just had same problem after 11.0 update.  It is not clear it was the update.  I did use it for a few hours so something else could have corrupted and just coincedence. 

 

Solution was to uninstal and reinstall.  I did  full uninstall, preferences and everything just to be sure.. 

 

Jay 

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New Here ,
Nov 15, 2021 Nov 15, 2021

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I updated to LR classic version 11 (19 days ago) and then got the same error message "Unexpected error occured opening catalog" .... thought it was a glitch so restarted computer and opened Lightroom with the same error message.  I chose of open the previous catalog and to my surprise it upgraded the catalog as done when I upgraded to Version 11 of Lightroom.  I can open the catalog but now I cannot access the photos that I imported following the update install 19 days ago.  They are in LR Library but do not show up in the strip file at the bottom of the screen.  

How can I retrieve my photos.... 

 

The catalog was sent to Adobe and apparently it was beyond repair ..... I have to ask how did that happen.   I have been using LR for a few years and never had issues with updates

 

 

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