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-2, -2-2, -3, -3-2, -3-2-v10, -3-2 v12

Community Beginner ,
Nov 26, 2022 Nov 26, 2022

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Hi, 

 

I love Lightroom Classic and had been using it for years without ever looking at what it really did behind the scene.  I turst it that much. 

 

Then, I suddenly realize I have many .lrcat files for the same catalog!

 

Screenshot 2022-11-25 at 8.25.49 AM.png

 I think the -v12 is the latest. 

 

Can I just delete everything else that is not -v12?  

 

Please look at the screen capture above.  What should I not delete?

 

Sorry to trouble you all.  Thank you in advance. 

 

Eddie

 

 

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Community Expert , Nov 26, 2022 Nov 26, 2022

Can I just delete everything else that is not -v12?

Yes. Assuming that the -v12 catalog really is your 'latest'. Maybe better to move the unwanted files to another location until sure that -v12 is your full working catalog.

Please look at the screen capture above. What should I not delete?

Anything with -12 in the file name.

And certainly NOT the {Picture} and [Backups} folders.!

Are you creating Catalog backups on another hard-drive?

 

Upgrades to the LrC versions now offer you a rename dialog

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Nov 26, 2022 Nov 26, 2022

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Yes, you can delete those. Every time that an updated version of Lightroom needs to upgrade the catalog, it actually creates an upgraded copy

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 27, 2022 Nov 27, 2022

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Thank you very much. 

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Nov 26, 2022 Nov 26, 2022

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Can I just delete everything else that is not -v12?

Yes. Assuming that the -v12 catalog really is your 'latest'. Maybe better to move the unwanted files to another location until sure that -v12 is your full working catalog.

Please look at the screen capture above. What should I not delete?

Anything with -12 in the file name.

And certainly NOT the {Picture} and [Backups} folders.!

Are you creating Catalog backups on another hard-drive?

 

Upgrades to the LrC versions now offer you a rename dialog which is well worth looking at.

But after the fact, you can still rename a Catalog AND its companion files.

CATALOG-FIND MOVE RENAME

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 12.1 Photoshop 24.0.1, ACR 15.1, Lightroom 6.1, Lr-iOS 8.0.8, Bridge 13.0.1, Windows-11.

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Thank you for the suggestion to 'move' instead of delete right the way.  Thank you. 

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