Catalogs Inadvertedtly added to my Lightroom Catalog..Help me undo ...

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Lightroom 6 Stand Alone non subscription
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Windows 10
Hello again. I am once more in need of your help. I have LR 6 Stand-alone non subscription version. I have Windows 10 on my computer. The Lightroom Catalog is supposed to contain two items: LightroomCatalog.lrcat and Lightroom CatalogPreviews.lrdata. I was checking some things on LR and when just before I exited LR asked me if I wanted to optimize my catalog. I assume I must have let the LR have its way. I am looking at the Lightroom Catalog and now I see in addition to the LightroomCatalog.lrcat and Lightroom CatalogPreviews.lrdata, I have 3 new items in there: BackUp , LightroomCatalog.lrcat.lock, and LightroomCatalog .lrcat-journal . Are those three additional things supposed to be in there? How do I move them where they should be? If they are not supposed to be there how did they get there so I do not let this happen again? Thank You.
 
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Fixed it ...I had an an open catalog. The .lrcatlock showed up so that there would be no other access to the file that is currently open. I exited LR . And they both went away. I found out that the Backup folder goes there by default. Now I need to learn how to move the Backup folder to an external hard drive.
 

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I found out that the Backup folder goes there by default. Now I need to learn how to move the Backup folder to an external hard drive.
Just a reminder the Lightroom backup folder is only your Lightroom catalogs and not any of your image files. You have to also backup all your images as a separate step.

-louie
 
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