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LrC crashing on open, was fine yesterday, need help troubleshooting

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Stephanie Booth

Active Member
Mar 21, 2018
Lausanne, Switzerland
Lightroom Experience
Lightroom Version
Lightroom Version Number
Lightroom Classic 12.2.1
Operating System
  1. macOS 13 Ventura
Hi folks, these last two days I decided to dive into my (huge) photo library again. Imported some stuff, created some collections, etc. I closed things yesterday evening without anything notable happening. This morning, I can't open LrC: all I get is the spinning beachball of death (MacOS).

What I've tried:
- force quit and try again
- try opening the library instead of just clicking on the app
- try opening my last backup from last night
- restart computer
- try opening some other library from a few years ago

Any suggestions for how to move forward with this... is there a kind of "safe mode" I could open LrC in, without a library for example?
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