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Transfer photos to new computer

Explorer ,
Jan 26, 2024 Jan 26, 2024

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I would have to move my images and Lightroom catalog to a new desktop. All images are on one HDD. Can I make this transfer by plugging the HDD into a new desktop and then opening the Lightroom catalog (backup) and nothing more needs to be done.

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Community Expert , Jan 26, 2024 Jan 26, 2024
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I would have to move my images and Lightroom catalog to a new desktop.

By @Trisal

 

 

You posted to Using the Community, which is for forum questions. I've moved your post to Lightroom. If you are using Lightroom Classic instead of Lightroom, please let us know so we can move your post again.

 

Jane

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Community Expert , Jan 26, 2024 Jan 26, 2024

Sounds like you are using Lightroom Classic. Here is how to do it: 

https://www.lightroomqueen.com/how-move-lightroom-to-new-computer/

 

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LEGEND , Jan 27, 2024 Jan 27, 2024
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I would have to move my images and Lightroom catalog to a new desktop. All images are on one HDD. Can I make this transfer by plugging the HDD into a new desktop and then opening the Lightroom catalog (backup) and nothing more needs to be done.


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No need to use backups of your catalog (although it is good that you have backups). You can just copy the working catalog file to the new computer and open that. See the instructions linked above.

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Jan 26, 2024 Jan 26, 2024

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I would have to move my images and Lightroom catalog to a new desktop.

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You posted to Using the Community, which is for forum questions. I've moved your post to Lightroom. If you are using Lightroom Classic instead of Lightroom, please let us know so we can move your post again.

 

Jane

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Jan 26, 2024 Jan 26, 2024

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Sounds like you are using Lightroom Classic. Here is how to do it: 

https://www.lightroomqueen.com/how-move-lightroom-to-new-computer/

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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LEGEND ,
Jan 27, 2024 Jan 27, 2024

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I would have to move my images and Lightroom catalog to a new desktop. All images are on one HDD. Can I make this transfer by plugging the HDD into a new desktop and then opening the Lightroom catalog (backup) and nothing more needs to be done.


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No need to use backups of your catalog (although it is good that you have backups). You can just copy the working catalog file to the new computer and open that. See the instructions linked above.

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Feb 03, 2024 Feb 03, 2024

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Thank you. Transferring the pictures turned out to be a very simple matter, and it was easily done. Thank you for the instructions.

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