Delete LR catalogue from computer using windows 11

Community Beginner ,
Jul 27, 2022 Jul 27, 2022

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Hi , a bit of background, i got LR earlier in the year and then a couple months ago got a new computer, when ransferring my LR catalogue over made a real mess of it , with all photos missing , and not a simple fix, I had help from Adobe support staff but because it was turning ino a big job, we decided to start a complete new catalogue, she actually suggested that I use 2 so did 2. But have decided to only use one. 

I really want to get this right , almost paralyzed by fear!!

Ist screenshoot showing my catalogues, the one I want to keep is Ircat. grandkids and extra, the one with all the missing files is C;users\idrea\desktop this is the one I want to delete screenshoot 19 & 27 show the catalogue in explorer, Shoud i delete the files in screenshoot 27 , lightroon,LR catalogue helper irdata,LR catalog previews irdata, LR catalog .Ircatdata,Adobe LR classic and Lightroom Classic both these seem to open up this catalogue. Last time I used the grandkids catalog I backed it up to and external hard drive, it is also backed up on my computer.

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LEGEND , Jul 29, 2022 Jul 29, 2022

Open the catalog you don't want in LrC. Go to Edit->Catalog Settings and then look at Location. This will tell you where it is stored, then you will know if you have selected right catalog to delete.

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Jul 28, 2022 Jul 28, 2022

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My web browser will not show attachments here at Adobe forums. Please include your screen captures by clicking on the "Insert Photos" icon.

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Jul 28, 2022 Jul 28, 2022

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LEGEND ,
Jul 28, 2022 Jul 28, 2022

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All the photographs shown in the Lightroom Classic screen capture have exclamation point icons. Lightroom Classic cannot find them. Here are step by step instructions to fix the problem: https://www.computer-darkroom.com/lr2_find_folder/find-folder.htm

 

If the folders have a question mark icon, that is an even better way of fixing the problem, also described in that document.

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Jul 28, 2022 Jul 28, 2022

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Hi, Yes I realize that but even with help with adobe support it wasn't a simple fix, which is why we set up a new catalogue. That is the one I want to delete.

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LEGEND ,
Jul 29, 2022 Jul 29, 2022

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If you delete this catalog, then all the work you have put into it is gone forever. Is that really what you want to do?

If you still decide to delete the catalog, find the catalog file location (in LrC use Edit->Catalog Settings and look next to Location) and then in your operating system you can delete it. You can also delete the sub-folders ending with .LRDATA in that same folder whose name has the same start as this catalog file.

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Jul 29, 2022 Jul 29, 2022

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Yes I realize all this ,as I said I hadn't done much mostly organizing, all I want is to make sure I am deleting the right files that are on the screen shot.

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Open the catalog you don't want in LrC. Go to Edit->Catalog Settings and then look at Location. This will tell you where it is stored, then you will know if you have selected right catalog to delete.

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Ok thank you very mush for yor help

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