The catalog could not be opened due to a locking conflict

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  • Ian Wilson
    Mac or Windows?

    Try looking for a file called writelock. On a Mac, you will see it if it's there by right-clicking the catalog and choosing show package contents. On Windows I'm not sure.

    When a catalog is open, Capture One creates the writelock file to avoid it being possible to be opened a second time by another user, which could cause trouble. If for some reason the app didn't close down cleanly, the writelock file may not have been deleted. If it's there and your catalog isn't open, delete the file and try again.

    Ian
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  • Simon Hayward
    Hi Ian

    Thanks for the reply. Sorry, should have mentioned I'm on mac.

    I don't have a file called writelock. Also, I have a few different catalogs and none of them open either. So, I tried creating a new catalog called test and when i try to open that I get a "The application was unable to locate the database for the catalog." error?

    Do you think it's worth removing capture one and reinstalling?

    Thanks
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  • Simon Hayward
    Problem sorted!

    It appears I needed more space on my hard disk than the 75gb I had. After clearing some more space everything is now ok.
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