I have the latest version of LR classic. When I start LR, then it always shows a welcoming page for the new version and wants to load an old catalog, update it and make a new catalog. I then choose a newer catalog that has been updated and check the box for always starting with this newer, updated catalog. But when I start LR again it goes back to the old one and wants to start again with an update and a new catalog (by now with the addition .... V10.11). How can I make LR choose the new catalog?
Is it possible you are starting Lr-Classic by clicking on a Catalog Shortcut (on the desktop)? This could repeatedly open the 'old' catalog and never the 'new'.
Open Lr-Classic from the Windows 'All Apps' Start screen as you hold down the [CTRL] key. Hold [CTRL] until you see a dialog to select the correct Catalog to 'open'.
With the correct Catalog open, note its filename at the top of the App window, and set this in Preferences / General / Default Catalog.
Close LrC, use Windows File Explorer to navigate to the new catalog. Double click on it. What happens?
Thanks, it worked and I did get the new catalog and this time no welcoming screens. But still, it's a work around; it should also work by starting the app. Any idea on what may couse that problem?
Please share a screenshot of /preferences/general/
Interested in what you have for default catalog.
P.S. you might want to consider selecting "Prompt me when starting Lightroom" That has the advantage of being able to create a new catalog when starting as opposed to after (should a catalog crash occur), being able to select a not so recent catalog (some of us disagree with the one catalog concept, old dog, new tricks) And the ability to check for integrity upon opening a catalog instead of upon backup ( theoretically the latter can go bad, very bad, then backup a damaged catalog) . Their is a keyboard shortcut to do the same when double clocking on your start icon, I always forget what it is. ALt or CMD