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Can I simplify my LRC catalog?

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Nov 17, 2022 Nov 17, 2022

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Hi,

 

Yesterday I had a problem getting the keyword search function to work on LRC.  A respondent indicated there were no photos in my catalog, so I asked LR to update the catalog and was directed to load a version 12 update.  After which everything worked fine.

 

When looking at my current catalog, however, it seems there is too much information; i.e., version 11 also shows, plus some other folders from years ago.  So I'm wondering if all this info is included in the latest catalog update, and if so, can I just remove the earlier folderd.  I wouldn't do this without contacting the forum as I'm sure the catalog is more complicated than it appears.

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Thanks for your time !!  And if my thank you to the two gents who helped me never got through the full email box, thank the both of you as well.

 

Bruce

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Community Expert , Nov 17, 2022 Nov 17, 2022

It appears that  {Lightroom Catalog-2-v10-v11-v12.LRCAT}  is the 'latest' upgraded catalog.

IF that is the one where "everything worked fine", then you must keep that one (with backups), and archive (or Delete) the others with the [LrC CAT] icon.

*Delete NOTHING else. The other {.LRDATA} files are part of the v12 catalog.

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It appears that  {Lightroom Catalog-2-v10-v11-v12.LRCAT}  is the 'latest' upgraded catalog.

IF that is the one where "everything worked fine", then you must keep that one (with backups), and archive (or Delete) the others with the [LrC CAT] icon.

*Delete NOTHING else. The other {.LRDATA} files are part of the v12 catalog.

2022-11-18 10_32_59-Clipboard.jpg

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 12.0.1 Photoshop 24.0.1, ACR 15.0, Lightroom 6.0, Lr-iOS 8.0.8, Bridge 13.0, Windows-11.

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Thanks, Rob. What do mean, specifically, by "archive.."

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Nov 18, 2022 Nov 18, 2022

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I'm sure Rob will weigh in, but I'm sure he means move them somewhere else you can access again if needed. 

 

 

Sean McCormack. Author. Magazine Writer. Official Fuji X-Photographer.

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Of course. I'll just put them in a separate folder on a backup drive.
Thanks!

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