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Catalog update - NOT RESPONDING

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quantum

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So with a new release it has demanded I upgraded my catalog. No option to ignore. ANd now it's hung halfway through optimising. What do I do?
Feels wrong to cancel it.
 
Depending on how many images are in your catalog, how much editing you've done on them, how elaborate your use of keywords and collections are, optimizing and checking the integrity of the catalog can take a fair amount of time. My catalog is a bit over 100,000 images with heavy keyword use but modest regular collection use. But very heavy Publish Services use (which in the bigger scheme of things are also collecitons). When I optimize it takes 45 minutes to well over an hour.

So, perhaps you just need to be a bit more patient. But, if you regularly optimize when you exit LrC and it only takes a little time on those occasions, optimizing during catalog update should not be any different.
 
I've had the same thing three times. And yes I regularly do optimise. WHy won't it just let me use the old version? Can anyone suggest what to do now?
 
Now it's gone through twice and says unable to upgrade catalog. "Lightroom encountered problems when trying to update the format of the catalog file and cannot use this catalog in this version on Lightroom."
Adobe technote says delete .LR.catlock file which have done but to no avail.
Does this mean I have to roll back onto older version of LR and HOW do I do this? ..... (sigh).
 
If you catalog is on an external drive, copy it to your internal drive and try from there.

If that doesn't work, revert to your prior version of LrC. Then open that catalog, turn off LR./Cloud syncing if it's on, select all the images and "export as catalog" to generate a brand new catalog with all the same images. Then install the newer version of LrC and see if that exported catalog will convert. If it does, check to assure that all your collections, smart collections, publish services and keywords are still present.
 
If you catalog is on an external drive, copy it to your internal drive and try from there.

If that doesn't work, revert to your prior version of LrC. Then open that catalog, turn off LR./Cloud syncing if it's on, select all the images and "export as catalog" to generate a brand new catalog with all the same images. Then install the newer version of LrC and see if that exported catalog will convert. If it does, check to assure that all your collections, smart collections, publish services and keywords are still present.
Thanks. I have copied the catalog. Won't I have to copy other files too?
 
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