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Explorer ,
Apr 15, 2022 Apr 15, 2022

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I apologize if my question was alredy answered.

I have 3 catalogs from the same days.

Does I need keep all of them?

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Thank you in advance for your answer, elwira

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Adobe Community Professional , Apr 15, 2022 Apr 15, 2022

These are not three catalogs. There is one catalog, which is the .lrcat file. The Previews.lrdata file is a helper file that belongs to the catalog. You should not delete it. The .zip file seems to be a catalog backup. Apparently you let Lightroom made a backup on quit. Making backups is a good idea, but it is better to let Lightroom save them on another disk if possible. You can choose the destination in the backup dialog.

 

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LEGEND , Apr 15, 2022 Apr 15, 2022

These are not 3 catalogs. Only the .lrcat is a catalog. The other is the previews, which LrC uses, and a .zip file, which I don't know why it is there, probably something you did.

 

You need the .lrcat file and the previews.lrdata file. I don't think you need the .zip file, but as I said, I don't know why it is there.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 15, 2022 Apr 15, 2022

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I've moved this from the Using the Community forum (which is the forum for issues using the forums) to the Lightroom forum so that proper help can be offered.

 

[moved again by moderator. This belongs in Lightroom Classic, not Lightroom ecosystem]

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Explorer ,
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Thank you!

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These are not three catalogs. There is one catalog, which is the .lrcat file. The Previews.lrdata file is a helper file that belongs to the catalog. You should not delete it. The .zip file seems to be a catalog backup. Apparently you let Lightroom made a backup on quit. Making backups is a good idea, but it is better to let Lightroom save them on another disk if possible. You can choose the destination in the backup dialog.

 

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These are not 3 catalogs. Only the .lrcat is a catalog. The other is the previews, which LrC uses, and a .zip file, which I don't know why it is there, probably something you did.

 

You need the .lrcat file and the previews.lrdata file. I don't think you need the .zip file, but as I said, I don't know why it is there.

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