Troubleshoot crash or freeze in Lightroom Classic
Unable to open Lightroom Classic? Lightroom Classic crashes or freezes on launch?
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Fix common crash issues in 7 simple steps
Other troubleshooting tips
Disable the GPU to quickly narrow down the issue
In some cases, having the latest GPU driver may not cure all problems related to video adapters and drivers.
The quickest and easiest way to determine if the problem is with your video adapter or driver is to disable the Use Graphics Processor preference.
- Go to Lightroom Classic's Preferences > Performance and uncheck Use Graphics Processor and restart Lightroom Classic.
For help with accessing preferences, see Set preferences for working in Lightroom Classic.
For more information, see Troubleshoot graphics processor (GPU) and graphics driver issues.
Identify a corrupt catalog
To quickly determine whether Lightroom Classic is crashing due to a corrupt catalog, do the following:
- Press and hold the Alt (Win) / option (macOS) key while launching Lightroom Classic.
- In the Select Catalog dialog box, select another catalog or click Create a New Catalog.
If Lightroom Classic launches successfully, a corrupt catalog is causing the problem. For more information, see Troubleshoot corrupt catalog.
Is Lightroom Classic still crashing?
As a last resort, if you cannot resolve the problem, try reverting to a previous app version.
For more information, see Install previous versions of your Creative Cloud apps.
Need more help?
If you need more help, share information about your crash issue and crash log to help Adobe resolve the issue for you. For details, see Submit a crash report.
You can also participate in Adobe Lightroom Classic Community to find answers to some common questions or issues or share your ideas. We'd love to hear from you!