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Hannah.m.h

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Lightroom Experience
Intermediate
Lightroom Version
6.x / CC 2015.x
Lightroom Version
Lightroom 6
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Windows 10
Can any tell me why Lightroom is doing this and what it means and how I can fix it so I can get back into Lightroom?
 

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I-See-Light

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Nov 27, 2013
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Queensland
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Lightroom Version
Classic 8
When Lightroom is working correctly there is a file called {Your Catalog Name.LRCAT.LOCK } that exists to prevent a second copy of your catalog from opening.
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If Lightroom was last closed down in an incorrect manner, such as a power failure, or a computer crash, then the 'LOCK' file remains and causes the error message you see. Normally it is deleted when you close Lightroom in the correct way.

To fix- Find your Catalog file in Windows File Explorer and delete the ONE file that ends with {.LOCK}
***Caution: Do NOT delete the Catalog! {Your Catalog Name.LRCAT ]
 
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