Lightroom Classic 6.14: Crashes on opening. I have not opened presets or worked with presets for ages.

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Lr 6.14 crashes on opening. I see huge flowerhead for one or two seconds, then grey and dark grey panels try to load and puff, Lr closes! There have been suggestions to go to Help, etc, but I can't get there whilst Lr loads and it's crashed before I can do anything. Extremely frustrating. This never used to happen before today. I have NOT open presets or worked with presets for ages.
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Michele Morrison

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Also, the instructions I have found to disable the graphics processor, mention a text that I can't find in my list - please see below - I can get to #2, but at #3, (I am referring to the words) autobahn (NOT mention in the list available to me) - what type of coding should I be looking under (Unicode, etc)?

If you can't launch Lightroom, or Lightroom crashes before you can clear the Use Graphics Processor check box, here's how to manually disable this preference:

  1. (Windows) Navigate to C:\Users\[user name]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Lightroom\Preferences\Lightroom 6 Preferences.agprefs

    (macOS) Navigate to /Users/[username]/Library/Preferences/com.adobe.Lightroom6.plist

    Note:

    (Windows) Note: Some of the folders you're looking for could be hidden. To view them, choose Start > Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Folder Options. In the Advanced area of the View tab, make sure that Show Hidden Files and Folders is selected, and then click OK.

    (macOS) The user Library file is hidden by default on Mac OS X 10.7 and later. For temporary access to the user Library file, press Option and choose Go > Library in the Finder.

  2. Open the file Lightroom 6 Preferences.agprefs (Windows)/com.adobe.Lightroom6.plist (macOS) in a text editor.

  3. Change the line useAutoBahn = true to useAutoBahn = false
  4. Save and close the file Lightroom 6 Preferences.agprefs (Windows) / com.adobe.Lightroom6.plist (macOS).

  5. Re-launch Lightroom.











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Hi Michele, sorry to hear you're having trouble. 

Let's start with the basics. Which operating system are you using?
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Windows 10.
Was using Lr desktop version 6.14