1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 29, 2014 5:30 AM by ZhemJZ

    I am getting an "unexpected error opening catalog" in my LR5 catalog.  Please help!

    jessicapriestphotography

      I am getting an "unexpected error opening catalog" in my LR5 catalog.  Please help!  I have windows 7.  It seems to only be one of my catalogs with the issue.  I have re installed lightroom and installed updates as well.

        • 1. Re: I am getting an "unexpected error opening catalog" in my LR5 catalog.  Please help!
          ZhemJZ

          I had the same issue - after installing Lightroom 5.6 (64 bit version, Windows 8.1) worked for a couple weeks, then I got the unexpected error message this morning. I was going to install a previous version, like 5.5, but it appears Adobe released 5.7 last week so I downloaded the new one and I'm up and running here now!

           

          You can also try navigating to your Lightroom system files folder and removing/deleting the 'Lightroom 5 Catalog.lrcat.lock' and 'Lightroom 5 Catalog.lrcat-journal' files and see if that helps - I've noticed some users have had luck with that method.

           

          -MjZ