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How to transfer Lightroom catalogues to new computer

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3 Nov 2012 - 5:32 PM

Thanks LeftForum, but what about the catalogue.
Is there any short instruction for a dummy on how to move it to the new machine.


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ST  226 forum posts United Kingdom
3 Nov 2012 - 6:11 PM

You could also ask your LR question here:-


Or just check out the starter kit section on there

Last Modified By ST at 3 Nov 2012 - 6:15 PM
JJGEE  96303 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2012 - 6:19 PM

I think the easiest way to transfer the LR catalogue and previews is just to copy & paste them. ( via a memory stick perhaps ? )

The two files you will need are:


The previews are not entirely necessary as you can create them again, which may take some time if you have a lot of images ! !

Ignore the folder name.... I just did not rename it when I upgraded to LR 4

Last Modified By JJGEE at 3 Nov 2012 - 6:21 PM
4 Nov 2012 - 2:01 AM

Thanks JJGEE, thats got it sorted now, cheers

4 Nov 2012 - 5:04 PM

Ouch! Does the fact that you posted that at 2:01am mean that you were burning the midnight oil?

5 Nov 2012 - 6:28 PM

I'm afraid soSad

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