3 Replies Latest reply on May 27, 2016 5:45 PM by Just Shoot Me Branched from an earlier discussion.

    Lightroom 5 error "Lightroom cannot use the catalog named XXX because it is not writable and cannot be opened..."

    christinep45943419

      I have a PC running Windows 7 with Lightroom 5.  I get an error saying Lightroom cannot use the catalog named "lightroom 5 Catalog" because it is not writable and cannot be opened.  This could be caused by incorrect permissions or because another lightroom application is using the catalog.  You may try to correct the problem or you may select a different catalog.

       

      tried deleting the lock file that did nothing.  Some else recommended deleting the catalog file and it would just automatically load when I went back in and that didn't happen.  now im afraid I've lost everything...help!!