15 Replies Latest reply on Jun 17, 2016 8:00 AM by ak13

    Lightroom cannot use the catalog because it is not writable and cannot be opened

    ak13

      My catalog is on an external HD and I lost the connection resulting in an error message coming up 'Lightroom cannot use the catalog because it is not writable and cannot be opened'.

       

      There was no lock file to delete and I deleted the journal file. All the write permissions have been checked on the HD, catalog and subfolders and I have permission and I still keep getting this error message.

       

      How do I get rid of this message and gain access to my catalog again?