I just recently bought Lightroom 6 off of Amazon. I installed it on my computer at work. For at least a week it worked fine. No Flaws. I installed some presets and still worked just fine. After about a week, it started having issues. Every time I open lightroom now it just freezes. Sometimes I get a message that says, "Lightroom cannot create a catalog named "Lightroom Catalog" on network volume "\ \bssd-staff-fs01\userdata\" - Lightroom Catalogs can not be opened on network volumes, removable storage, or read only volumes." When I read that I created a new catalog on my desktop and when I tried to open it it froze on the open screen again. I have tried uninstalling and starting over and it opens fine the first time and then goes back to freezing. I need help!
When I read that I created a new catalog on my desktop and when I tried to open it it froze on the open screen again.
I'm going to guess that Lightroom is still trying to open the catalog file on the network volume, thus the problem.
Using your operating system, find the catalog file on your hard disk (it's name ends with .LRCAT) and double-click on it. See if that makes the problem go away.
Sound like the company you work for uses Roaming Profiles that are stored on a network server so you can go to any computer in the company, or your division of the company, and Log In with your UserName and Password and you get all YOUR desktop icons, Settings, programs, Files and the like no matter what computer you are using.
You need to Create a Catalog file on a Local Drive, IE one that is not copied over to and accessed across the network. One outside your USERNAME folder. You might have to talk to the IT department to be able to do that.