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"Lightroom cannot use the catalog"

Joined
Jan 14, 2018
Messages
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Lightroom Experience
Intermediate
Lightroom Version
Classic
Lightroom Version
11.1
Operating System
  1. Windows 10
Earlier today I had to do a "hard" close of Lightroom (used Task Manager to shut it down) as it was hung up (probably due to low RAM).

After restarting the PC I tried to reopen Lightroom and got the following message:

Lightroom cannot use the catalog 2-V10-V11 because it is not writable and cannot be opened.

A picture of the full message is attached.

I'd appreciate any help on how to proceed. I do have a recent backup of the catalog.


Update

Before I posted this message I tried to open LR again and this time it opened and everything seems to be as it should. But I am still curious about this problem and what I can do to prevent / solve it.


Thanks

Glenn Courtney
 

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Joined
Mar 19, 2016
Messages
97
Location
Canadian Rocky Mountains
Lightroom Experience
Power User
Lightroom Version
Classic
Earlier today I had to do a "hard" close of Lightroom (used Task Manager to shut it down) as it was hung up (probably due to low RAM).

After restarting the PC I tried to reopen Lightroom and got the following message:

Lightroom cannot use the catalog 2-V10-V11 because it is not writable and cannot be opened.

A picture of the full message is attached.

I'd appreciate any help on how to proceed. I do have a recent backup of the catalog.


Update

Before I posted this message I tried to open LR again and this time it opened and everything seems to be as it should. But I am still curious about this problem and what I can do to prevent / solve it.


Thanks

Glenn Courtney
Have you check for the - <your_catalog_name>.lrcat.lock file? This locks out any changes. You need to delete this first. Then all should be good.

Here is a forum discussion on the same thing. FYI

https://www.lightroomqueen.com/community/threads/ircat-locked-file.35773/
 
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