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can I safely remove previous versions?


Nov 26, 2011
Lightroom Experience
I have 5.7 now. Can I safely remove the 2 previous versions without damaging the newest version?
Jun 20, 2009
Houston, TX USA
Lightroom Experience
Power User
Lightroom Version
Cloud Service
I just wanted to make sure that if I did that, that it wouldn't hurt the new installation.
Even if it did, reinstalling LR5.7 would solve that issue. None of the users files (catalogs, preferences etc) are ever affected by an install/uninstall.