Computer lightroom classic migration organization questions

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Sep 18, 2022 Sep 18, 2022

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Desperate help is needed. I cannot thank you enough in advance. Here is my issue.

  • I started using lightroom on computer A in around 2015 or so. I got a new computer and transferred ComA's catalogs to Computer B in 2018ish.
  • In setting up computer B, I could never get the Lightroom catalogs to merge or work correctly. So I started yet another catalog. So now it's 2022, and I have computer C! I want to set this one up correctly.   
    • Note pictures were on my hard drive -- also - thinking about moving pictures to a cloud base, so files don't take up space on my computer.  
  • So what do I do? 
    •  A)  Fix the catalog on Computer B (correcting catalogs from ComA) BEFORE migrating to Computer C?
    • B)  Move all to Computer C and then reorganize tags, etc.  

Oh, Yodas of Lightroom - I am willing to do whatever is needed. I have done some reading and see much about how to transfer to a new computer -- but not about fixing errors and changing directories. I can't wait to see what I need to do. I am sorry if this issue has been previously answered. I did look but have been unable to find an answer.   Thank you in advance for your help.

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So what do I do? 

  •  A)  Fix the catalog on Computer B (correcting catalogs from ComA) BEFORE migrating to Computer C?
  • B)  Move all to Computer C and then reorganize tags, etc.  

 

I don't think it matters if you fix Computer B and then migrate; or migrate and fix Computer C

 

Instructions to move photos to a new computer: https://www.lightroomqueen.com/how-move-lightroom-to-new-computer/ Follow the instructions exactly, don't add in steps not described in the text

 

If you have ? on your folders or missing photos, please see https://www.computer-darkroom.com/lr2_find_folder/find-folder.htm

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