1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 12, 2016 10:58 PM by ssprengel

    Lightroom 4 catalog cannot be opened

    davecurry8

      I get a prompt that says Lightroom 4 Catalog cannot be opened because another application has it opened. However I do not have another application using it. I tried uninstalling Lightroom and re-installing with no luck. Any ideas. Thanks

        • 1. Re: Lightroom 4 catalog cannot be opened
          ssprengel Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Go to the folder with the catalog file in it, then with LR closed, delete the catalogname.lock file, then restart LR.

           

          When LR opens it creates this .lock file and when it is closed, normally, the file is deleted.  This is to prevent two LR's from trying to open the catalog at the same time, but if LR aborts unexpectedly then the .lock file can remain even if another LR is not open.  This is probably what happened in your situation.