Lightroom: An internal error has occurred: ?:0: attempt to index field, "?" (a nil value)

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This message appears on the screen. "An internal error has occurred: attempt to index field "?" (a nil value). How can I fix this?
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Marilyn Ahlemeyer

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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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Marilyn Ahlemeyer

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Lightroom 5.6 is the software. This message appears: "An internal error has occurred: ?:0: attempt to index field, "?" (a nil value). What does it mean and how can it be corrected. Trying to find a number to phone so that I can talk to someone about this.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Are you running any 3rd party export plug-ins?
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Rob Cole

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Could be a plugin, or could be native Lightroom lua code.

What were you doing when this error occurred?
Does it always happen?
etc.

PS - please state Lr version and OS.
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E House

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I'm having this same problem. Here's the error:

an internal error has occurred: ?:0: attempt to index field 'error' (a nil value)

I'm using LR5.7 (monthly subscription) and Windows 7 OS. The error occurs when I'm trying to publish a Smart Gallery via SmugMug plugin 2.1.8 (says it's updated version). It takes for bloody ever and finally after hours upon hours of doing nothing (but saying operation in progress), there is this error. HELP!!! I need to be able to publish to SM.
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Rob Cole

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Try Jeffrey Friedl's SmugMug plugin.
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Steve Burrows

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I am using LR6 and get this error when trying to export to Facebook.  Only started about a month ago (May 2017)
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Ville Koivisto

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Same here


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Philip Sage

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Also getting the same error - very frustrating
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DocDJ

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Same here
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DocDJ

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Getting the same error - posting to Facebook.
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Becky Nerpel

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Did anybody get any resolution on this? Getting the same error, using a Shootproof plugin on LR 7.1 subscription version running on MacOS Sierra.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Hi Becky, have you tried updating or reinstalling Shotproof?