3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 7, 2018 2:31 PM by toni8888

    Change lightroom 2015 to lightroom classic CC

    toni8888

      change from “lightroom 2015” to “lightroom Classic CC”?

      Lightroom catalog can not be opend because it says – it is occupied by an other application -

      I got the hint to remove the file “[Lightroom].Ircat.lock” – but this file is not found on the iMAC?

      there is no file with ".lock" as end on the iMAC?

      How to proceed?

      thank you in advance

        • 1. Re: Change lightroom 2015 to lightroom classic CC
          Per Berntsen Adobe Community Professional

          The title of your post is confusing. Did this happen after upgrading your CC 2015 catalog to Classic?

          Are you sure that you're looking in the correct folder? Maybe your're looking in the CC 2015 catalog folder?

          Also, you need to have file extensions enabled to see the .lock extension. I'm not a Mac person, but instructions are here:

          macOS Sierra: Show or hide filename extensions

          • 2. Re: Change lightroom 2015 to lightroom classic CC
            dj_paige Level 10

            Use your operating system's search feature to search for all files whose name ends with .lock

             

            Delete the .lock file found in the folder which also contains your catalog file. Do not delete the catalog file itself, just the .lock file.

            • 3. Re: Change lightroom 2015 to lightroom classic CC
              toni8888 Level 1

              I like to say it in detail:

              1. I used Lr 2015 so far

              2. I installed Lr Classic CC (because Lr2015 coult not import the RAWs of my new Camera "Sony Alpha 9"

              3. As I tried to start with Lr Classic CC – I got the Massage:

              “Der Lightroom-Katalog “Lightroom Catalog” kann nicht geöffnet werden, da er bereits von einer anderen Anwendung geöffnet wurde.“

              Means, as I anderstand it “the catalog can not be opend because it is used from other application”

              4. I found the Information from adobe: I have to remove the file: [Lightroom].Ircat.lock

              5. But on my iMAC I did not found such a file, even not with the search for “.lock”