LightRoom CC will not always restart after having been closed in Win 10 64 bits. Reboot needed ... not fun.

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LR CC will not always restart after having been closed in Win 10 64 bits. Reboot needed ... not fun.
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Paul Plak

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Byron Cann

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I have the standalone version LR 6.5. I don't see this issue. I wonder what's different?  I have Win 10 Home/64bit
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Robert Cullen

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Chack Task Manager, and if you see Lightroom remains in memory after closing, then this procedure might stop the problem-

1.      Do a computer reboot/re-start

2.      Open Lightroom

3.      Open the Task Manager. (CTRL+ALT+DELETE)

4.      Right-Click on the App- Adobe Photoshop Lightroom-

5.      Select the option "Go to details"-

6.      Right-Click on "Lightroom.exe"

7.      Click on [Set Priority]

8.      Set the Priority to "High"

9.      Close Task Manager.

10.  Close all programs and Re-Boot the computer

11.  As you open Lightroom- Reset the Preferences by holding down [SHIFT+ALT].

Check LR closes correctly.
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Some more info about the problem, as it happened again. Before having this no restart problem, I imported a directory with photos. Later I added a few extra photos in that same directory, and I tried to import them too, in the same work session and without LR having been closed in between. LR import locked up, and I had to cancel out of LR. After that, LR would not restart. That import module seems a little wacky, according to the many complains I read here ...
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Some thoughts-
Why the import locked up, I do not know, could you select/de-select files in the import window?

If you "cancel out of LR" or the software crashes, then a file exists that prevents the Catalog from re-opening. That file ends with the file-name-extension { .LOCK } and must be deleted (if present) to allow the Catalog to re-open.

Sometimes, adding a few extra photos to an existing folder/directory in the Lightroom folder panel, can be done by a Right-click on the folder (in LR) and choosing "Synchronize folder..."
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Lately, it displays the Catalog list, but none will open. The icon appears to refresh, then nothing. No record of it in Task Mgr.