Lightroom wont open any catalogs New machine clean OS

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I have a new machine with a clean install of Win7 and Lightroom cc2015 . My catalogs ( I use multiple) are on an internal (not system drive) 1Tb sata drive.

Whenever I try to open any catalogs, I get the following error message:

Lightroom  cannot use the catalog named "whatever" because it is not writable and cannot be opened.
This could be caused by incorrect permissions or because another Lightroom application is using the catalog. You may try to correct the problem or you may select a different catalog.

I tried to open the catalog by double clicking on the ircat file. When I do this, a lock file appears. When I quit Lightroom, the lock file disappears from the catalog folder. So, there is only ever a lock file in the folder whenever Lightroom is running and trying to open that specific ircat file.

Any help would be greatly appreciated
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stephen fleming

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