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Lightroom 4.1. 1. Dragging files to Import & Reinstalling issue.

New Here ,
Aug 03, 2021 Aug 03, 2021

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1. When I drag a file (and files) to work with the the whole file moves from my folder and cannot be returned.

 

2. In an effort to solve this problem I have tried many reinstalls but always the setting returns to the earlier installation.   Even when installing the serial number details are not requested.

 

Using a PC with Windows 10. 

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LEGEND ,
Aug 03, 2021 Aug 03, 2021

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If this is the new Lightroom (cloud-centric) 4.1.1 then you are in the wrong forum. 

 

If this is the old (probably 10 years old now) Lightroom 4.1.1, please explain how your questions relate to Lightroom.

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Aug 11, 2021 Aug 11, 2021

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It is the old version 4.1 installed by disc.

 

1.  I have solved this one - I'm really stupid!!

 

2. This is still unresolved.  I had a particular issue and I thought I would uninstall and start again.  I went through the installasion process but I did not have to put in the serial number as is usually requested.  When I opened LR again it was still retaining earlier information, metadata, files, etc.

 

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LEGEND ,
Aug 11, 2021 Aug 11, 2021

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It has been a long time since I used Lightroom 4, but I believe that when you uninstall and then re-install on the same computer, the serial number file has not been deleted, and so the re-installation does not require a serial number.

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Thanks for the quick response.    I take then that there is no way of doing a reinstallation unless it is on a different computer as you suggest.  

 

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Thanks for the quick response.    I take then that there is no way of doing a reinstallation unless it is on a different computer as you suggest.  

 

DesE 


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I'm pretty sure I did not say that, and it is false.

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Sorry if I misunderstood you.  I meant that if one does a reinstallation on the same computer then all information that was there before the uninstall remains and therefore if one installs on a different computer then it will be as if it is a new completely new installation - ?

 

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I meant that if one does a reinstallation on the same computer then all information that was there before the uninstall remains

 

That is the default operation when you re-install on the same computer. You can delete all previous information if you really want. If that's what you really want, re-installation is not needed, just start a new catalog.

 

therefore if one installs on a different computer then it will be as if it is a new completely new installation

 

This is true, if that's what you want. You can also install on a different computer after transferring the data from the other computer, so all information from the old computer is now available on the new computer.

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Thank you.   I needed a fresh installation as I have an issue when files that I Export that I have worked on earlier kept adding a suffix number - (2)  (3)  (4)  etc.  No matter what variations I try it still keeps happening and I thought a reinstallation would get rid of this problem - but it hasnt.   Many thanks again for your time. 

 

DEG

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