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Renaming catalog

jon515

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Is there a correct or safe way to rename a LRC catalog? Do you just go to finder and right click/rename?
 
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Almost. You need to replace the old catalogue name wherever it appears in the folder your catalogue lives in:
Assuming your catalogue is named 'cat',
cat.lrcat
cat Previews.lrdata
cat Sync.lrdata
cat Helper.lrdata
cat Smart Previews.lrdata (probably only there if you created smart previews)


Rename all those files (replacing 'cat' with the new name) and then double-click on the newly renamed catalogue file and you should be good to go.
 

jon515

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Joined
Dec 13, 2020
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Almost. You need to replace the old catalogue name wherever it appears in the folder your catalogue lives in:
Assuming your catalogue is named 'cat',
cat.lrcat
cat Previews.lrdata
cat Sync.lrdata
cat Helper.lrdata
cat Smart Previews.lrdata (probably only there if you created smart previews)


Rename all those files (replacing 'cat' with the new name) and then double-click on the newly renamed catalogue file and you should be good to go.
Worked great, thank you!
 
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