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    Catalogs Lightroom Catalog Won't Function on New Computer

    Hello, I recently bought a new MacBook Pro, converting to the new computer from an older MacBook Pro. On the old MacBook Pro, I was running Lightroom Classic 9.2 with no problems. All of my 150,000 images are on an external hard drive, and very well and completely organized. Now, after...
  2. Paul_DS256

    Need New Computer

    Even though my Dell XPS 8700 was running Windows 7 very nicely, like many, I was forced to upgrade to Windows 10. After frequent crashes, it would not come back nor will accept a new install (very long story with multiple attempts and needing to use the Intel Rapid Storage Tech built on the...
  3. pelha

    question about migrating to new computer

    I'm about to buy a newer, swifter system -- 8 year old architecture is getting too troubled by all the LR & PS CC advances (and the hardware is slowly giving up.) Since my computer background extends way back into DOS days, I stayed folder oriented as I added pix. The I realized that in order...
  4. suzpax

    A Strategy Poll For Major Catalog and Image File Cleanup

    Greetings! I am suffering from analysis paralysis when it comes to finally getting my Lightroom monster under control and would appreciate your thoughts and recommendations. I have been using Lightroom since 2003 for personal images and about 8 years ago dove into photography as a living... I...
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    Lost folder structure

    I had to get a new computer as my old one died. I have installed Lightroom 6.0 on the new computer. I then pointed Lightroom to the old catalogue file and imported some new photos from a SD card. Everything was good so far. I can see all of my photos in the Library but the drive is listed...
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    Backing up preview files

    I'm preparing to get a new computer (another MacBook Pro) and want to be sure everything carries over from Lightroom, especially since I am in the midst of a book project. I read the Lightroom Queen's "How do I move LR to a new computer?" and "Which LR files do I need to back up?", and find...
  7. J

    Install on new (2nd) computer questions

    1. Program itself: I use LR5 from a disk. Am I better off installing from the disk or migrating from the laptop that I've been using? (Talking Macbook Air and new Mac Mini) 2. Photos: Right now 2015, 2016 are on the laptop, with previous years on external drive. Obviously, the older ones can...
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