2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 15, 2015 8:34 PM by televet

    what does it mean when it states an unexpected error opening catalog

    mitchellf51284578

      I am receiving an unexpected error while opening lightroom, it states "unexpected error opening catalog" What do I do to make lightroom work?

        • 1. Re: what does it mean when it states an unexpected error opening catalog
          99jon Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Try launching directly from the catalog file. The default location for the LR folder is usually Pictures/My Pictures. Find your named catalog with the extension .lrcat

           

          Double-click on the .lrcat file to launch.

           

          If that doesn’t work you may need to replace the file with the .lrcat file from your last backup.

          • 2. Re: what does it mean when it states an unexpected error opening catalog
            televet Level 1

            Is this a Windows 10 upgrade issue. If so try this,

             

            Okay, I have tested this on two upgraded  machines and it should work.

             

            Right click your LR shortcut and click 'Troubleshoot Compatibility'

            Click ' Troubleshoot Program'

            Click 'Program worked with earlier versions of windows but won't run now'

            Click 'Program requires additional permissions'

            Next

            Click your previous windows version.

            Click 'Test Program'   If User Account Control is on you may need to click the shield icon on the task bar and give permission for changes and then click 'test program' again.

            LR should open. Close LR

            Click 'Save settings for this program'

             

            Good Luck!