I've been struggling for hours to open lightroom. My computer shut off for no reason and then I went back into light room and had the following start up message:
Lightroom cannot use the catalogue lightroom 5 catalogue because it is not writable and cannot be opened.
I have tried everything I can. I have searched online and have deleted the 'lock' files from the catalogue folder. I have done the obvious and restarted everything. I have checked 'permissions' and nothing has worked. Please help. I JUST finished edited 1000 images and I need to export them. I am going to cry if I have to edit them all again
In your operating system, the folder that contains your catalog must have read & write permission.
If you think you have already done this, show us a screen capture so we can see in Windows explorer/Mac Finder the folder which contains the catalog file; and show us another screen capture of the permissions on this folder.
Also please check the catalog file itself in your operating system to make sure it is not set to be read-only.