I have been using Lightroom 6 for a while and have a large catalog (70k pictures). I got a new camera a few months ago which shoots CR3 which Lightroom 6 could not handle (I didn't realize that at first). I continued using LR6 and have many folders (~35) which have the CR3+JPGs, and my edits and metadata (keywords, flags, etc) are associated just with those JPG files (LR6 just ignored the CR3s)
Now I would like to move to LrC 11, but have a problem with those already created folders that contain the CR3+JPGs after I have converted the catalog and am using LrC11. If I Synchronize those existing folders, LrC 11 says the JPG files are "missing" and the raw CR3 files are "new", so all the metadata is lost:
I could just "not touch" those folders ever (I do not want to lose/redo that metadata) but I would really rather have the option to make changes and still keep that metadata.
If I have to Synchronize one of these folders, is there any way I can make this work? ie combine JPG+CR3 but keep the metadata from the JPGs from LR6