My power went out while on Lightroom. First I get a notice for a free trial offer for lightroom. Then I tried loading Lightroom again. Now I'am getting a message stating that the catalog is open in another program and I need to quit the program. The other option it gives me is to start another catalog. Is there any way for me to access this catolog?
The power outage prevented the proper shutdown of LR, thus leaving the catalog marked as in-use.
In the folder that contains your catalog (*.LrCat) file, there is a similarly named file with the extension ".LOCK".
Delete the *.lock file, nothing else.
Thanks, this worked and made my day! I happened to see this in another forum and was delighted to see my photos back. I Love Lightroom!