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How to Fix the Lightroom 5 Beta Startup Crashing Bug

By Pye Jirsa on April 16th 2013


Yesterday, we posted how we were able to get the Lightroom 5 Beta working on some machines, while not on others. We tested the installation and files with no luck. Shortly afterwards, we remembered posting an article where we addressed a similar issue with Lightroom 4 that was caused by having a corrupt Preferences file.

So, we followed the same steps in clearing out the Preference file and viola, it worked. I wanted to record this video for you all yesterday, but I wasn’t in the studio to record it. So, I wanted to get it taken care of first thing this morning.

To see all the steps, watch the video below.

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  1. Joseph Prusa


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  3. vaas

    It works. Thank You! :) (after install Lr5 on start was crash, and Lr4.4 works ok – after using your tutorial, both works fine)

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  4. Julian Halliday

    Succinct, accurate, no time-wasting — thank you!

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