I Have lightroom on my Mac and need to urgently transfer this to my HP laptop. My Mac is about to die and so I urgently require help to transfer my adobe file to my new laptop.
You do not transfer programs, you do a new install
When you have a subscription
-sign in to your account with your ID and password
-Cloud Manager to install all programs https://www.adobe.com/ie/creativecloud/desktop-app.html
If you bought it outright for the Mac you probably have no right to run it on Windows. You probably need to re-buy all your software. However, Lightroom 6 is no longer available for purchase. You would need to start a subscription.
Good point. Unlike the Creative Suite, this was thankfully not an issue with Lightroom.
Lightroom v1 to v6 perpetual version licenses were multi-platform so you can use the same serial number on Mac and Windows. Just need the appropriate installer for the operating system.
The instructions given by the Lightroom Queen are very precise and detailed.
What specifically are you having trouble with?
It says to check that I need to make sure that all of the essentials are backed up—the catalogs, photos, preferences, presets, profiles, defaults, plug-ins and any other related files. How do I know if they are all backed up. When I get out of my LR6 on my Mac it asks to back up so does that back up all those files mentioned?
Im not finding Lightroom Queen as precise or detailed as you say. I believe you have to have a bit of knowledge and I don't have a lot.
So I'd appreciate your help please
How do I know if they are all backed up.
There's an exhaustive list here:
Copy those to an external hard drive and you're safe.
As I have said when I get out of LR6 it automatically backs up. So when it does back up are all those files in this back up? If not, where do I find these files on my Mac? So do I copy across the LR6 file that automatically backs up along with these files you have sent a link for? If I do I just need to know where to find them to save to a portable hard drive so I can paste them into my new lap top. What file on my laptop do I paste them to please?
Forget about "Backups" for the moment! Backups were suggested for the case that problems arise with the move to the other computer.
You NEED three major components-
1) Lightroom v6.14 installed on the new computer.
2) Your Master Catalog file (xxx.LRCAT) copied from the old computer.
3) ALL YOUR PHOTO FILES- Copied from the old computer and kept in exactly the same Folder hierarchy (Folder / Sub-Folders / Files.)
Then there are other incidentals like Presets that would need to be copied- Refer to the link Move Lightroom to a new computer? | The Lightroom Queen for these details.
You would 'Open' the Catalog in the new system by a [Double-Click] on the Catalog.LRCAT file. You may then also have to re-link the folders if they show as missing. Again all explained in the Lightroom-Queen link.