Unable to Open Catalog

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Unable to Open Catalog

Postby Derek51 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:01 pm

Ok. I crashed and now I can't open my catalogue!
Error message says:

"Unable to Open Catalog
The catalog is currently in use by:
Derek Manning
The catalog can only be opened when no other users have it open."

Any ideas???
Got a whole bunch of images in there I need!
Del :(
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Re: Unable to Open Catalog

Postby Paul_Steunebrink » Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:44 pm

Open Finder and go to your catalog. Ctrl+click or right-click and select "Show Package Contents".

In the Finder you now see two folders (Cache and Originals), the catalog database and a file writelock. Delete that file and you're done!

The writelock file prevents others from opening a catalog when you are busy with it. When you close the catalog or the program, the file is deleted. However, when CO7 crashes, it can happen that it is not deleted and you're stuck. Until now.
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Re: Unable to Open Catalog

Postby NNN634847045402231945 » Thu Oct 30, 2014 11:03 pm

This was very helpful. Thanks
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