It is probably a nightmare for every serious photographer, amateur or professional.
A few days ago, I found that the Lightroom in the computer wouldn't start! The dilemma between fixing the computer or relocating the programme to my inadequate laptop is quite a bother to me. There is an expensive option of buying a new computer, but I have to be a moron to be a spender like that.
Since I had the Leica cameras some three years ago, I have been using Lightroom (freebie with purchase of a Leica) to manage my photos. The present issue won't hurt my efforts devoted to them coz I have not been silly enough to not make regular backups. It is a bugging reality that this has to be fixed somehow though.
Without the regular workflow, this will also be preventing me from posting photos to GX Garnerings. The culprit, I guess, is a Chrome add-on called Disconnect. The last time the Lightroom worked was before installation of Disconnect. Several preliminary remedies have been put in place to no avail. Sigh, I am truly disconnected!