Magento Index Management – Cannot initialize the indexer process.

Tuesday, 9. August 2011

If you ever come across such error as “Cannot initialize the indexer process.” while running index management on Magento, the problem may probably be down to your locks folder.

To solve this problem, navigate to your locks folder:


Make sure the locks folder is writable. Also to make things clear, Delete all the locks files inside.

At this stage you may want to give the index manager another try!

If this didn’t help you may want to have a look at the table catalog_category_product_index and delete the contents there.

DELETE FROM catalog_category_product_index;

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