Lightroom: Error Opening Catalog: MyImage_150.jpg.lrcat

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Lightroom 3 is not opening after trying to import a .JPG file a couple weeks ago. Lightroom stalls and the following error message is in a speparate box on the screen: Lightroom - Opening Catelog: RyanStewe_150.jpg.lrcat. A technician who looked at the computer indicated that it appears lightroom 3 is trying to boot up a catalog that does not exist or is not corrrect. Help!!!
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Steve Hastings

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Posted 7 years ago

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TinaC, Tier 3 support engineer

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I can confirm that deleting the preferences file worked with Steve's issue. We then opened the backup catalog from right before the problem occurred (usually stored in the Pictures/Lightroom/Backups folder). We copied it and the xxxpreviews.lrdata file into the Lightroom folder, so that the main catalog is in the proper location.
This technote contains the location of the preferences files: