Lightroom :: Restore Photos And Catalog Together On New Computer?

Nov 2, 2013

I recently had a computer crash and want to migrate my photos and changes from my old hard drive into my newly installed Lightroom software on the new computer.  I recovered the old drive, and accessed it from my new computer.  I found the most recent Lightroom catalog and imported it.  Then I imported all of my photos into Lightroom.  The problem is that the catalog and the photos don't seem to be talking to each other.  In the catalog, the photos are there all bunched together, no folders separating by date.  In the photo folders that ARE separated by date, the original photos are there as they were first imported (RAW files), but don't have the develop changes that I made to them.  How can I get these two things to link up?

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Lightroom :: Moving Photos And Catalog To New Computer?

Nov 1, 2013

I have a Mac Pro and just bought an iMac.
On my Mac Pro, the LR catalog is on the boot drive. The photos are on a separate internal drive.
My plan is to copy both the photos and the LR catalog to the 3 TB Fusion drive of the iMac.
Would I then just double-click on the catalog to open it, and use this process to "reconnect" the missing photo files?

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Oct 8, 2012

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Lightroom :: How To Restore Only Part Of Existing Catalog

Jul 29, 2013

I am working with lightroom 3 on a Mac with OSX 10.7.5 and time-machine for backup.Some weeks ago a partner-user accidentally changed some keywords. As a consequence a lot of pictures are now no longer findable because its keywords are missing.
Several weeks and modifications to the catalog have passed since this accident. If I restore the whole catalog back to the date of accident, all the changing will also be neutralized.

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Lightroom :: Restore Catalog After Clean Install

Dec 20, 2013

I need to do a clean install of Windows 7.
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I've pointed LR to the new external location so my .cat and .dat files are up-to-date.
I've made a copy of the LR folder (from C:/My Pictures) that holds my .cat and .dat files and also put it on my external drive
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And can I reset LR to store .cat and .dat files on the external drive going forward?

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Lightroom :: How To Restore Catalog On External Hard Drive

Dec 26, 2012

I am trying to restore my lightroom catalog on an external hard drive to my new computer that has lightroom 4 installed and all my original photos loaded.  Whenever I click on the lrcat file I get a message that reads"Lightroom cannot use the catalog named "Lightroom 3 Catalog" because it is not writable and cannot be opened."  Below that it says "This could be caused by incorrect permissions or because another Lightroom application is using the catalog.  You may try to correct the problem or you may select a different catalog".  I don't know what to do.

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Dec 27, 2013

My external hard drive recently crashed and now I am trying to restore my Lightroom catalogs.  When I try to open the most recent back-up, I keep getting a message stating the catalog is too new for the current version of Lightroom.  I have not done anything to my most recent version of LR. 

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Lightroom :: When Restore Catalog Get Empty Images With Keywords And Flags

Aug 21, 2012

I had to do a new install of Lightroom 3 due to a malware attack on Windows 7.  When I attempt to restore the catalog, I get empty images with keywords and flags.  How do I fix it?

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Lightroom :: How To Merge Catalog 4.4 (empty) With V3 Catalog With Many 1000 Photos

Apr 29, 2013

I had to reinstall an OS in my computer due to a virus.  As a result LR 3 in no longer installed.  I still have the catalog on a backup disk and have just installed and updated to LR 4.4.  What is the best way to merge the V3 catalog with V4 and are there any things I should expect or look out for?

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Lightroom :: Moving Catalog To A New Computer

Jun 7, 2012

I recently purchased a new computer, and I need to transfer my existing Lightroom (3.6) catalog to the new machine.  I have installed Lightroom on the new machine, and have updated it to the same version as on the old machine.  All my images are on an external drive that I can move to the new computer. 
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Lightroom :: Moving Catalog From 1 Computer To Another?

Nov 15, 2011

I have a separate catalog of photos from a recent trip on my laptop (don't ask why I created a 2nd catalog - won't do that again). I want to transfer them to our desktop, which is a mac (the laptop is pc). Following instructions in a tim grey email, I used "export catalog" to transfer to an external hard drive, with intent to then import to the mac. I did check for it to export negative files. It took forever, but froze partway through the process. So I created a new folder to export into, and tried it again. It got much further that time but froze again. When I use lightroom to access the files that did transfer, I find the folders labelled as they are on the laptop, but when I open them, the application says, "no items match your search", although it does indicate there are i.e. 47 MG in the file. I can use picasa to view the files, both the jpeg's and the raw files, so they're in there.

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Lightroom :: Copy 3.6 Catalog To New Computer And Open It With 4.4?

May 26, 2013

I have an old computer running LR 3.6. I have downloaded, installed and entered my serial number for LR 4.4 on my new computer. Can I simply copy my 3.6 catalog to the new computer and open it with LR 4.4?

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Lightroom :: Using Another Computer To Access A Catalog Or Files?

Aug 3, 2013

I have LR installed on my MacPro and the Mac just died (graphics card issues). I'm going to just buy a new Mac, though I'm trying to figure out the best way to access everything in LR until then. All of the images and photos are stored on a separate internal drive that I can take out and access via a docking station.
1. Does the license for LR allow me to install a 2nd copy on my Mac notebook?

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Jun 2, 2013

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Dec 13, 2012

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Jul 31, 2013

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Jun 25, 2012

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Lightroom :: Moving Photos From One Computer To Another?

Jul 23, 2013

I am having a problem with moving my photos from a MacBook Pro to a PC laptop.  All the files reside in one directory on an external drive.  I copied the catalog from the Mac to the PC, connected the drive, started LR and pointed to the copied catalog.  As expected, LR did not know where the files from the external drive were, so I highlighted the drive, right clicked the photo directory and told it to find missing files.  I then pointed it to the proper directory on the drive.  It only partially worked.  Several of the subdirectories on the drive did not relink.  If I take the drive off the PC and put it back on the Mac, the subdirectories are properly linked, where on the PC, some aren't.
I can reimport, but then I have to do edits all over again on those photos.

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Feb 4, 2013

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Lightroom :: Move All Photos And Catalogs To New Computer?

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Oct 24, 2013

I've created a BIG catalogue with photos from various drives.  And each time I've used "export" to copy the photos to an internal drive on a brand new computer with a huge drive.
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the power went off in my home.  computer was on at the time.  after starting it i had to restart in order for it to recognize the ext drive where all my photos are.  catalog was gone as well.  catalog and pics are back.
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Lightroom :: How To Import Photos Into New Catalog With LR4

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I am using an iMac with the latest version of Maverick OS. I am trying to import photos into a new catalog with LR4 (also have tried with the trial version of LR5).I have photos in 226 folders in my pictures folder on my hard drive and am trying to import pictures in some of the folders. When I got to import i get a listing of about 8000 photos showing. When I expand to the picture folder to show all 226 subfolders each subfolder will show the photos inside. However 35 of these folders give a notice  "no photos found". (the photos are there when looked at from the finder).
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