Lightroom 5: Catalog won't open on Windows 10, says in use by another application

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When i try to open ma catalog wich is on an external disk i have this answer: impossible to open the catalog because it is opened in an another application.

The problem is that there is no other program open in my computer. What is the solution
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Francois Beauregard

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Chris Cox

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Which Adobe product are you using?
Which version?
Which OS version?
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Michel BRETECHER, Champion

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I assume it's Elements.
If the usual solutions such as closing everything and rebooting your computer don't work, I would copy the catalog folder elsewhere with another folder name and open the organizer with the catalog copy by double clicking on the catalog.pseXXdb file.
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Keep in mind, sometimes the Operating System hijacks the file to make additions and forgets to give it back.  Usually completely shutting down the machine and rebooting clears this OS bug.

Thanks,
David
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Francois Beauregard

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I am on a pc and i tried rebooting many times unsuccessfully. Should i reinstall lightromm?
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Chris Cox

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Which version of Lightroom are you using?
Which OS version are you using?
Do you have the catalog on a network file server by any chance?
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Francois Beauregard

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Lightroom 5 and window ́s 10
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Francois Beauregard

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Lightroom 5 and window ́s 10
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Simon Chen, Principal Computer Scientist

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If you're not sure which program holds a lock to the Lightroom catalog, reboot your machine to give it a clean start. Some times, just log out and log back into your current computer account would help as well.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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