The Loupedeck Plugin is performing a shutdown task, what can I do?

Problem

If an error message is appearing in Lightroom Classic saying your Loupedeck needs access to TCP ports but failed to make a connection, here are a few steps that might fix the issue.

Solution

  1. Open Lightroom folder in Finder / File Explorer
  2. Look for a file alongside your catalog file that has the same name as the catalog, but a different extension .lock.
  3. Locate this file and delete it
  4. Open Lightroom Classic