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installing LR on a different laptop

mike doyle

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hi all,
i am currently in the process of moving my LR to a new computer. i have backed up the catalogue, next step to copy it to a portable hdd to transfer to the new laptop.
my question is does the collection sets get transferred with the catalogue, or do i have to move them separately? i have already moved all my photos to a portable ssd ready to move, and am following Victorias process which seems fine so far,
cheers
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You can 'Install' LrC on any number of computers. You can only 'Activate' it on two computers at any one time, and 'use' on a single unit at the one time.
Best advice is to follow Victoria's process!
Move Lightroom to a new computer? | The Lightroom Queen
"Collections" are lists of photos that only exist in the Catalog file! They do not exist physically anywhere.
You need to move your 1) Catalog(s), 2) ALL your photos (in the same folder structure!), 3) Presets and Profiles and Plugins (User created and purchased). And there is probably more in the linked article!!
 

mike doyle

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Look at the thread I started last week when I did the same thing. I followed the advice of the Queen and Cletus and Jim. I ran into a little problem and then they set me straight.
cheers greg, i am /was watching your thread, just wondered about the collection sets, and where they were stored. thanks.
 

mike doyle

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You can 'Install' LrC on any number of computers. You can only 'Activate' it on two computers at any one time, and 'use' on a single unit at the one time.
Best advice is to follow Victoria's process!
Move Lightroom to a new computer? | The Lightroom Queen
"Collections" are lists of photos that only exist in the Catalog file! They do not exist physically anywhere.
You need to move your 1) Catalog(s), 2) ALL your photos (in the same folder structure!), 3) Presets and Profiles and Plugins (User created and purchased). And there is probably more in the linked article!!
cheers for your reply. i am following the LRQ's guide to swapping computers, a great help its been. i just wasnt clear about where the collection sets were held.
cheers
 
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