Computer crashed while working in Lightroom. Now I cannot open my catalog

Bernice

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My computer crashed while I had lightroom open to my catalog-6. After restarting my computer (a couple of times), I still get the message that the catalog is open in another version of Lightroom and I need to close that version. I do not have another version on my computer and I really need to get to those photos. Can anyone help? this is the message I get
Thanks for your help
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JohanElzenga

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That is because a special .lock file has remained in your catalog folder. In order to prevent two applications to open the catalog at the same time, Lightroom creates a file with the .lock extension in your catalog folder. That file is automatically deleted when Lightroom quits normally, but remains when it crashes. So go to that folder and trash that file.
 

Bernice

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That is because a special .lock file has remained in your catalog folder. In order to prevent two applications to open the catalog at the same time, Lightroom creates a file with the .lock extension in your catalog folder. That file is automatically deleted when Lightroom quits normally, but remains when it crashes. So go to that folder and trash that file.[
Thank you so much!! It worked