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Need help recovering license keys for LR 4 and LR 5

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Sep 06, 2021 Sep 06, 2021

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Hello, thru a variety of screw ups, I have lost my license files/emails/back ups of the license files for Lightroom 4 and the Lightroom 5 upgrade for Mac OS. Other than this support community, I cannot find a way to communicate with Adobe to help resolve this issue. Can anyone please help me find a way to get this resolve thru Adobe?

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Sep 06, 2021 Sep 06, 2021

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Log in to your account at Adobe. If you ever registered your Lightroom with Adobe you may see the Serial numbers there. Otherwise, if you have not stored them somewhere you could be 'out of luck'!

https://account.adobe.com/products

 

Find your serial number

 

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 10.4, Photoshop 22.5, Lightroom 4.4, Windows-10 Nikon DSLR.

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Sep 06, 2021 Sep 06, 2021

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Thanks @Rob_Cullen , but I bought LR 4 & 5 long before CC was a thing. I never went back and registered the product.

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Sep 06, 2021 Sep 06, 2021

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Registering a product was possible long before CC appeared, it simply made a record of your Serial Number in an Adobe Account.

If you still have Lr4 or 5 still installed on a computer, then there may be a way to find the Serial Number. In Windows it was possible to find a Serial Number by opening a .LRREG file with a text editor. C:/Program Data/Adobe/Lightroom/Lightroom 5.0 Registration.LRREG

I do not know where you would find this in a Mac.

This is from my .LRREG text file-

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{original_serial_number} is my Lr4

{serial_number} is my Lr5 (which was an 'update' version)

Otherwise, if you have not recorded the numbers anywhere else, it is time you considered an upgrade to v10.4 with a subscription to the Photography Plan.

 

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 10.4, Photoshop 22.5, Lightroom 4.4, Windows-10 Nikon DSLR.

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Sep 07, 2021 Sep 07, 2021

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Thank you... One of the original screw ups was to "sudo rm -rf /Library/Adobe*" cuz I was frustrated with Adobe CC. I tried to uninstall Adobe CC the natural way, but there was ton of residue on my machine. So, I nuked everything the hard way. Good news - Adobe is off my machine... Bad news - so is any file like the LRREG... oh well, thanks again.

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Sep 06, 2021 Sep 06, 2021

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There was no mandatory registration for Lr version 1 to 5.

So that may be your problem. Unless you saved elsewhere you are out of luck.

 

Regards, Denis: iMac mid-2015, 5K 27”, GPU 2GB, Ram 24GB, HDD 3TB, macOS 11.6, LrC 10.4, Lr 4.4, Ps 22.5,; Camera OM-D E-M1.

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Agreed

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