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Catalogs Upgrading PC Platform—Sanity Check Please – Part Two

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Hi,

It seems that time has passed by quickly since I wrote my previous post in January 2022 about rebuilding my PC and rejigging the discs. Well that is now all done; in the end I opted for a 1 TB SSD which is now happily running Windows 10 and all the various programs including a move from Office 2010 to Office 365!!

The only Programs/Apps left to install are the Adobe LR/PS ones, all my data is now happily back on the 'old' reformatted 2 TB SATA disc. I have re-read the MOVING TO A NEW COMPUTER PDF a couple of times, but still have a question.

All my images and the associated LR Catalogue info is safely on the 2 TB SATA Drive. One of the suggestions in the previous thread was to have the LR catalogue on the C: drive for faster performance, leaving all the images on the D: drive, I understand the reasons for this, but here is the Chicken/Egg question…

When I install LR on the C: drive, it will create a new catalogue as part of the installation. Once the installation is complete, and before I open LR; do I then copy/move the 'old/current' Catalogue from the D: drive to overwrite the new one that was installed on the C: drive when I installed LR.?

If I then open LR, I suspect I will need to change a few locations to sync everything up; or will I?

Sorry if I am missing something here, any pointers/suggestion/guidance clearly most welcome.

Thanks in advance.
 
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I agree completely. I know on any camera or software board you have to be careful what you say and how you say it because internet arguments with people you don't know can get out of whack, be misinterpreted, and be a bit stiff. Plus, no matter what board it is, there are always guys who have been there for years that bristle at anyone stating any opinion strongly.
So true. And on forums where arguments are allowed and strong opinions aren't toned down a bit, less experienced members can be hesitant to post their questions. There are forums like DPReview where practically anything goes, but we work hard to keep this a very friendly and positive place where everyone can feel welcome and safe.
 
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So true. And on forums where arguments are allowed and strong opinions aren't toned down a bit, less experienced members can be hesitant to post their questions. There are forums like DPReview where practically anything goes, but we work hard to keep this a very friendly and positive place where everyone can feel welcome and safe.
Victoria, send me a PM and I will tell you all about DPR. Some of it you might find interesting.
 
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