Excire plugin prevents LrC from opening

Rrose

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Hi everyone! I've been using the Excire plugin for over a year on my Mac -- but today it is preventing LrC from launching. Here's what happens:
  • After launching the program, I get a pop up window saying "unexpected error opening catalog." The window offers three options: Choose Different Catalog, Try Again, or Quit.
  • Choosing a catalog doesn't work and simply returns me to the pop up window, so I click Quit.
  • At that point, another message appears: A shutdown task for the plugin Excire Search became unresponsive and may not have run to completion.
Is it possible to force Excire to run to completion?
If not, can I remove the plug-in even though I can't open LrC?

Thanks in advance for all your help! Rrose

PS - this happened right after I updated to the latest version of Big Sur.
PPS - I've sent an email to Excire support.
 

Rrose

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Thanks! I'm running version 11.5 of Big Sur as of this morning. If it is an incompatibility issue, is there any way I can disable the plugin outside of LrC (since I can't get the program to open)?
 
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I believe so. I don't have a Mac so am speculating here from memory (I also am remote so don't have access to LrC at the moment either). Using Finder, search for the plugin on your computer It will be a folder with the plugin name and an extension of "lrplugin". Then delete that folder (move to trash). Now re-launch LrC. It may complain that it can't find the deleted plugin but as I recall it just ignores it and if it still shows in the plugin manager it will be "disabled".
 

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Thanks, Califdan! That worked, and I was able to remove Excire and launch LrC. Since this may have been caused by an incompatibility issue with Big Sur 11.5, I'll wait to hear back from Excire before reinstalling the plug-in.
 
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