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Choosing between 2 almost identical LRC catalogs

Community Beginner ,
Oct 16, 2022 Oct 16, 2022

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Hi--
I have struggled with dissociating my PC from onedrive syncing (which kept on locking up).  I am finally there, but am left with two lightroom catalogs (one created by onedrive when it couldn't sync).  I have not done anything in LRC except open it once and change preview size over the past few days.

 

I'm pretty gun-shy at this point after so many struggles so I just wanted to double check my next steps. I'm tempted to move the LAPTOP catalog to a different drive, delete the lock file (task manager says LRC is not running), and try to open LRC. If the regular catalog is good, then I'll delete the LAPTOP catalog. I don't know what the 5000kb difference is between the 2 catalogs, and that bothers me. Am I doing the right thing? 
Thanks!

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Community Beginner , Oct 16, 2022 Oct 16, 2022

Update on result:  The LAPTOP catalog (renamed by onedrive when it couldn't reconcile the onedrive files with local files) was up to date.  The catalog with the original name (which onedrive thought it had backed up) was missing about a weeks worth of photos.  Issue resolved.  Thanks for the help.  I have disabled onedrive :).  

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Oct 16, 2022 Oct 16, 2022

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Based on the timestamps, the laptop catalog appears to have some editing that the other catalog does not have. You will have to decide whether or not that editing is critical and needs to be retained.

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Oct 16, 2022 Oct 16, 2022

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You can keep both of them, investigate both, and decide. I'm not sure I see an issue here.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 16, 2022 Oct 16, 2022

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I think that's the answer--no issue.  I will try opening one, and if it's good, offload the other.  If not, I'll try opening the other.  I've never had 2 catalogs before, so was a bit concerned.  Thanks for the reassurance.

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Update on result:  The LAPTOP catalog (renamed by onedrive when it couldn't reconcile the onedrive files with local files) was up to date.  The catalog with the original name (which onedrive thought it had backed up) was missing about a weeks worth of photos.  Issue resolved.  Thanks for the help.  I have disabled onedrive :).  

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