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Starting over with new operating system



Help! I am doing a full restore from vista to windows 7 and currently use lightroom 2.6 64 bit. I have 11,''' photographs on my hard drive in separate directories, cataloged, key worded, etc. The hard drive will be reformatted in this process. I have backed up the catalog and all original images on another drive. With the full restore I will be reinstalling software and images.

Do I just copy photos back to the hard drive in the exact same location and do an import in lightroom? What about the catalog? Any information will help. Thanks.