13 Replies Latest reply on Jan 14, 2016 3:35 PM by dj_paige Branched to a new discussion.

    "Lightroom cannot use the catalog named XXX because it is not writable and cannot be opened..."

    LeslieAhoward

      "Lightroom cannot use the catalog named XXX because it is not writable and cannot be opened. This is caused by incorrect permissions or because another Lightroom application is using the catalog.".

       

      I created a catalog with LR4 on WIN Vista. I bought LR5 and installed on WIN 8.

       

      In case it matters, the catalog is on an external drive.

       

      I can't open the catalog. I read the forum. Deleted the lock file, deleted the journal files. Rebooted. Still getting error.

      The act of trying to open the catalog creates a new lock file right away.