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Reinstall Lightroom Catalog

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Aug 12, 2022 Aug 12, 2022

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How do I reinstall Lightroom after my hard drive died on my computer? I have a new computer, I have a back up with my photos, but I don't have my LR catalog.

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Aug 12, 2022 Aug 12, 2022

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You need to find a recent backup of your catalog file — you will first have to unzip it, then double-click on the unzipped catalog file to open it in Lightroom Classic.

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Aug 12, 2022 Aug 12, 2022

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To add to the good advice from @dj_paige 

See this blog article with greater details about Restoring from a backup catalog-

RESTORE A CATALOG FROM BACKUP

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 12.2 Photoshop 24.2, ACR 15.2, Lightroom 6.2, Lr-iOS 8.0.8, Bridge 13.0.2, Windows-11.

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