5 Replies Latest reply on Jan 29, 2015 1:11 PM by Richard4911

    Lightroom cannot use the catalog named 'Master Catalogue 5'

    Richard4911 Level 1

      I am using a Dell laptop which was running Windows 7 x32.


      Yesterday I formatted the hard drive and installed Windows 7 x64.


      All of my Lightroom files are on an external hard drive.


      After re-installing Lightroom 5 on my new version of Windows I then attempted to open Master Catalogue 5 only to get the following message...


      "Lightroom cannot use the catalog named 'Master Catalogue 5' because it is not writable and cannot be opened."


      I then read all (hopefully) I could find on this subject on this forum and made sure that the Master Catalogue (and all sub folders) on the external drive are able to read; clicked on 'properties' and made sure that Read Only wasn't highlighted.


      This hasn't solved the problem for me.


      I also noted that there was a 'journal' file which I deleted as well as a .lock file I found.


      None of this has helped as I still get the same warning message.


      Might you have any idea on what I can do next?