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Lightroom 6 won't open

Sfgreig

New Member
Joined
Apr 29, 2018
Messages
7
Lightroom Experience
Intermediate
Lightroom Version
6.x / CC 2015.x
#1
Lightroom Version
6
Operating System
Other (please note in thread)
Hi All,
I haven't been able to open my LR catalog for four days. Still using version 6. The application wasn't responding so I force quit, now when I open it just spins the apple circle of death and I can see my catalog behind it but it never fully opens. There was a "your hard drive doesn't have enough disk space to support critical functions" type message when all of this was going wrong initially, so usually when that happens I go in and move whatever I'm working on to the external drive, where 95% of my photo files are kept. But I can't even get in to move some files and there aren't many to move. Computer hard drive says it has 41 GB free of space. The rest of my applications are working.

I did read online that LR would create a "crash" file when it had to force quit, and to try deleting that and reopening. I did find and delete the lrcat.crash but that didn't work. Can't do any work currently without getting into my LR! Any help or ideas appreciated!!

(Using system Mac OS X Version 10.8.5.)

Thanks,
Sarah
 

Sfgreig

New Member
Joined
Apr 29, 2018
Messages
7
Lightroom Experience
Intermediate
Lightroom Version
6.x / CC 2015.x
#2
Hi All,
I haven't been able to open my LR catalog for four days. Still using version 6. The application wasn't responding so I force quit, now when I open it just spins the apple circle of death and I can see my catalog behind it but it never fully opens. There was a "your hard drive doesn't have enough disk space to support critical functions" type message when all of this was going wrong initially, so usually when that happens I go in and move whatever I'm working on to the external drive, where 95% of my photo files are kept. But I can't even get in to move some files and there aren't many to move. Computer hard drive says it has 41 GB free of space. The rest of my applications are working.

I did read online that LR would create a "crash" file when it had to force quit, and to try deleting that and reopening. I did find and delete the lrcat.crash but that didn't work. Can't do any work currently without getting into my LR! Any help or ideas appreciated!!

(Using system Mac OS X Version 10.8.5.)

Thanks,
Sarah
Sorry- didn't mean to post in perpetual forum- put in subscription one
 

LRList001

Active Member
Joined
Dec 23, 2012
Messages
261
Lightroom Experience
Intermediate
Lightroom Version
6.x / CC 2015.x
#3
Are you Windows or Mac?
For this type of fault, subscription v perpetual probably doesn't matter.
Have you renamed your prefs file?
 

Sfgreig

New Member
Joined
Apr 29, 2018
Messages
7
Lightroom Experience
Intermediate
Lightroom Version
6.x / CC 2015.x
#4
Are you Windows or Mac?
For this type of fault, subscription v perpetual probably doesn't matter.
Have you renamed your prefs file?
I haven't- would that help? I'm sure I could look up how to do that...
 
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