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LR has become corrupted

kuiper10

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Lightroom Version
5.7.1
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  1. macOS 12 Monterey
I have a very serious problem with LR and my recent changes in the set up. I have used LR for about 24 years.

Currently I have a 2TB 2021 iMac. To this I recently added a 2TB Samsung drive and a 2 TB LaCie drive, as space in my iMac was decreasing. The purpose of the Samsung is for developing and storing LR data (raw). The LaCie is for backup of jpegs and many documents. It appears that the system became corrupted. Both drives are properly formatted. On June 19, my Apple SSD had 352 Gb available; yesterday (June 20) it had no Gb available, even though no changes were made during that time. Using Finder, I have been looking to see what is going on. Currently, LR settings cannot be assessed through Navigator, thus I cannot send pictures of what is going on. I cannot access the help menu on LR 5

Is it all corrupt? I am very worried.
 
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I have a very serious problem with LR and my recent changes in the set up. I have used LR for about 24 years.

Currently I have a 2TB 2021 iMac. To this I recently added a 2TB Samsung drive and a 2 TB LaCie drive, as space in my iMac was decreasing. The purpose of the Samsung is for developing and storing LR data (raw). The LaCie is for backup of jpegs and many documents. It appears that the system became corrupted. Both drives are properly formatted. On June 19, my Apple SSD had 352 Gb available; yesterday (June 20) it had no Gb available, even though no changes were made during that time. Using Finder, I have been looking to see what is going on. Currently, LR settings cannot be assessed through Navigator, thus I cannot send pictures of what is going on. I cannot access the help menu on LR 5

Is it all corrupt? I am very worried.

Considering that Lightroom 1.0 was released 15 years ago, your 24 history is remarkable ;)

Almost all apps use the free space for working storage. Apps including Lightroom Classic create temporary files in working storage. Some apps are better behaved and release their share of working storage when no longer needed. Others release their working storage when the program exits. Close all of your programs and then reboot your MacOS. This initial state should tell you how much free space is available for working storage. For good performance it should be at least 100GB. If not, the you need to move some data file to another disk to free up working storage for LrC and your other apps.

Considering that you are running a very obsolete version of Lightroom, you are running on “thin ice”. LR5.7.1 has not been supported or updated for many years. The current version is Lightroom Classic v11.x. There have been a great many performance enhancements, Improvements, bug fixes and memory leaks quashed since your version.

Once you reboot and recover your freespace to an acceptable performance level, let us know if LR5.7.1 is back to running as expected.


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And also note- You cannot install Lightroom Version 5.7.1 (Perpetual) in macOS 12 Monterey.
The 32bit installer will not work with 64bit macOS.
 
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And also note- You cannot install Lightroom Version 5.7.1 (Perpetual) in macOS 12 Monterey.
The 32bit installer will not work with 64bit macOS.

But you can upgrade an existing OS to Monterrey and continue to use Lightroom 5.7.1 if it was previously installed.


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West Sussex, UK
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And also note- You cannot install Lightroom Version 5.7.1 (Perpetual) in macOS 12 Monterey.
The 32bit installer will not work with 64bit macOS.
Rob, I did recently install my old copy of 5.7 on my Mac system running Monterey, with no issues. Johan's thinking was that the bit of the installer that is 32-bit only is the online license verification, which didn't appear until LR6. That would explain why LR5 can be installed on later Mac operating systems, but LR6 can't.
 
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