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    Catalogs Moving Lightroom Catalog from CC to LR Classic

    Hi Folks I wonder if you might be able to add some clarification to my issue...... Yes, I have only just realised there is a difference between CC and Classic..... Doh I want to move my CC catalogue to LR Classic but would like to check with those in the know.. The current setup...... 0S...
  2. RSDS1227

    Catalogs Original photo location

    Hi all, I know LRCC pretty well but I have an odd question; I have over 60K worth of photos on a LaCie HDD that is going bad, I have backup's of all photos on an external HDD. My Master Catalog-v10.Ircat is safe living on a M.2 inside my PC. My question is: Can I "copy" the copy onto a new...
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    Change Folder List Sort Method?

    Lightroom CC 10.1. This is probably an easy question, but can the folder list on the right be changed to show folders in Descending Order? I sort my photos in 12 folders per year (YYYY / YYYY-MM) . Omitting many folder for brevity, my hierarchy is currently displayed as Master Photo Storage...
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    Lightroom Classic version: 10.0

    Hello, Maybe obvious or dumb question but is it better to store your Lightroom catalog in an external Lacie hard drive or in my Mac's internal HD? I currently have the catalog and raw images in the same Lacie HD. That hard drive is now full so I have a new one where my new raw files will live...
  5. Topflyer

    Change File Path of Library

    First of all, apologies if this is already answered in the forum or in the Missing Questions but I have not found it. Following a failed upgrade of the Mac Big Sur update, I reverted to Catalina 15.7 but only by erasing the HD and restoring from backups. As part of that process I changed my...
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    Only masochists should read this Catalog horror story

    Between August and November 2017 I had many people on this forum trying to help me with a Lightroom Catalog problem – ( “Catalog is corrupt”; “Unfortunately it cannot be repaired”; catalog cannot be used or backed up until it is repaired”; etc, etc ). Discussions covered the pros and cons of...
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    Unexpected error opening catalog

    I am unable to open my Lr catalog, with the following error message: Unexpected error opening catalog. The catalog could not be opened due to an unexpected error. I have the options to 'try again', 'quit' or 'choose a different catalog'. I am able to open another catalog, or create new...
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    Recently Corrupted Catalog

    Hi all! I have used LR for many years, usually on a daily basis. Some professional work, but also a lot for just personal use. I maintain it well, have it set to remind me about optimise/back-up every shut down, which I do probably once a week or so. A couple of days ago it suddenly crashed...
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    Corrupted catalog

    My catalog stopped working today (yesterday it worked perfectly), refusing to open and notifying it is corrupted. I tried to create a new catalog and import the old one but, I'm getting a message that "The catalog does not appear to be a valid Lightroom catalog". Any suggestions on how to repair...
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    Lightroom forced update to catalog, now 3 years are missing

    Hey folks, I'm a bit of a novice to how LR catalogs stuff, but, today, LR forced me to Upgrade my catalog...upon doing so, the most recent photo is 3 years old. Not sure why they want to give me a panic attack, but, thanks LR. So, the new catalog is named "Catalog 4". I tried finding the last...
  11. Stumped

    more sidecar and catalog questions

    So there is a lot out there, and here, on the above. Ive been reading, re-reading and re-re-reading to the point where im possibly more confused than I was before I started. It began from another thread when I mentioned .dng and .cr2 files, convert or not to - another ball of wax itself...
  12. lbeck

    Separate "removed" photos from Lr catalog folder

    Over the years I've been hesitant to delete from disk any except true rejects (exposure/focus). The result being that I now have more than 17K "keeper" photos in a couple hundred subfolders in my Lr parent folder. Probably twice that many I have removed from catalog but left in the HDD. Now...
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    Lightroom catalog cannot see images in external hard drive

    I am on LR Classic v 12.2.1 on an iMac (2015). Two days ago I upgraded the OS from Mojave to Catalina. I have two external hard drives, an 8TB and a 4TG both G-drives.. My catalog is stored on the new 8TB HD. On opening LR I found that my catalog did not recognise any images on the older 4TB...
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    A few years of photos missing from catalog but not from HD

    Windows 10. Lightroom CC. Photos on an external drive. Catalog on a computer drive. A few days ago I noticed that three years of photos are missing from the catalog. When I check on the drive, the files with pictures were there. In the catalog, I have 52,000 pictures from the year 2000 too today...
  15. jean.mouette

    Question about XMP files

    Hi, I hope you are all doing fine! I have a question which bothers me. I am using 2 separate external discs, one for working (A) and another one which is a backup (B). A and B are strictly identical, they have the same name, the same folders and files. Whenever I plug A or B, my LR catalog...
  16. markstothard

    Single or Multiple Lightroom Catalogs

    I'm looking for Community Members feedback; Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is no longer that slow clunky piece of software, been using LR from v2 and as computers and internet connections get faster and faster, I'm considering changing my LR workflow. Currently operating THREE Catalogs, syncing via...
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    Reset Catalog to default location?

    Newby here, first post. I've dipped my toes into Lightroom for a couple of days, and didn't accept the default catalog location when I set it up. I've only uploaded half a dozen test images that don't really matter. Having now found this site, and having now got the Lightroom Classic Quick...
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    Catalogs Photos imported to Lightroom (web) on iPad are not sorted to folders in LRCC when I sync

    I hope the description is good enough, but here goes. When I import photos into LRCC on my laptop, they get sorted into date folders. If I import into Lightroom on my iPad first, then when those photos get synced down to LRCC they just end up in the root of my Pictures folder. Is there any way...
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    Corrupt Catalog, please help!

    Hello! I have a corrupt Lightroom catalog. Over 20k images on this! Please I hope someone can help me. I followed Holger's video on youtube (How To Fix A Corrupted Lightroom catalog file using SQLite). The command prompt showed MANY errors and I still cannot open the file. I sent the file to...
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    Catalog Overload?

    Hi! Been a LR user since 2015. With half a decade worth of files, I am noticing a significant slowing down of LR (especially when backing up). Is it advisable to say, create a separate catalog for archive purposes and have an active working catalog? Or would it just cause more confusion in the...
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    Corrupt LR catalog, need help!!!

    Hello, I was crushed when my LR Classic catalog got corrupted! However, I was very relieved when I found this forum with some people who can do real magic bringing corrupt catalogs back to live! Ironically, my problems started after renaming my catalog in order to restore a backup version, now...
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    Smart Previews - to use or not to use?

    For some reason today, the topic has been Smart Previews on all of the videos that I've been watching, and I'm wondering if it's something I should be doing. For reference, I'm using a 2019 Macbook 13" with 250gb of flash memory. Because the storage on this laptop is at a premium, I've chosen...
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    Lightroom Catalog on thumb drive

    I would like to use my Lightroom Classic on my desktop and laptop (to edit and add keywords, etc.). If I put the catalog on a thumb drive and my photos are on Onedrive, will that work? If I add photos to the desktop LR, will the laptop version be aware or will it get everything out of sync? Any...
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    Culled photos, exporting from my PC to another PC

    Hi there! Hoping someone can help. I culled photos for a wedding photographer that I know. He sent me Smart Previews + the LRCAT. I went through, flagged the keepers, and sent him back a new LRCAT + Smart Previews. Now he has a new catalog and he's trying to figure out how to match what I...
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    Lightroom does not open to latest backup

    Yesterday I finally upgraded to Mac OS Mojave (not willing to go to Catalina yet) and Lightroom Classic 9.1. I believe I took all the steps to have LR open to the latest backup when I click in the dock on the Lr icon. Note: I was in the finishing stages of publishing a book in mid-2019, and...
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