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LR not responding

Dec 4, 2017
Lightroom Experience
Lightroom Version
Lightroom Version
LRC 10.1
Operating System
  1. Windows 10
Since I upgraded to v10.1 a little while ago, my computer keeps freezing as soon as I try and do anything after I have loaded LR Classic. I run LR Classic on a Win10 computer with an NVIDIA Geoforce GTX 750Ti graphics card (latest drivers installed) and 16 GB RAM. I have resorted to reloading an earlier version (10.0) as a temporary fix. Are there problems with the latest release? Any other ideas? Many thanks.


New Member
Oct 18, 2021
I've had exactly this for ages, on my desktop and laptop.

I've got around this using the following...

Once you have tried to open LR and it comes up "not responding" right click on the LR icon in toolbar at bottom of screen and select the catalogue you want to use by left click on it, normally after 10-15 seconds LR is fully functional.

I have struggled with this problem since I updated Lightroom in July, and I have lost so many hours to relaunching, restarting, reinstalling, and trying older versions of the software. After a week of blissful, uninterrupted workflow during which this solution worked instantly every single time, I came back here, found this thread again, and created an account just to say thank you. Bless you, Stu_Y, whoever you are, you just saved my career.