Lightroom Classic: Will not launch, it keeps saying another service already has Catalog 2 open, close this copy and try again?

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Catalog 2 will not launch, it keeps saying another copy is already open and to close it. Noting else is showing naywhere so not sure what has catalog 2 open? I tried doing a restore to an earlier time on my computer but this didn't help.
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Find the catalog and see if there's a lrcat.lock file next to it. If there is, and LR's closed, delete it. Then try opening it again.

https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/kb/lightroom-error-catalog-cannot-be-opened-lrcat-lock.html
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