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whats the easiest way to migrate lightroom catalogs from MacOS to windows 10?

Is there a way to migrate aperture files and libraries from a Mac disk into lightroom Windows? I see how to do it on the Mac (I missed that step when I transfered my license from Mac to Windows PC, but I guess I can go back again as all the files are there on my old Mac).

I am not sure my MacOS ircat files are opening correctly or even visible on my PC. Should they be? I am using Macdrive10 to read the external disk with my photos and catalogs.

 

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migrate Lightroom from MacOS to Windows10

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whats the easiest way to migrate lightroom catalogs from MacOS to windows 10?

Is there a way to migrate aperture files and libraries from a Mac disk into lightroom Windows? I see how to do it on the Mac (I missed that step when I transfered my license from Mac to Windows PC, but I guess I can go back again as all the files are there on my old Mac).

I am not sure my MacOS ircat files are opening correctly or even visible on my PC. Should they be? I am using Macdrive10 to read the external disk with my photos and catalogs.

 

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Moving Lightroom from one computer to another

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

https://www.lightroomqueen.com/moving-lightroom-free-ebook/

 

Since Windows will not recognize aperture files, you will have to turn those into Lightroom on your Mac.

 

Also, I note you state you have catalogs (plural), and this is reason number 2,172 why you should use one catalog, it makes everything simpler.

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Thank you very much for your answer and advice. I shall make one large
catalog by following the instructions in the links you provided I will
transfer to PC.

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I routinely share Lightroom catalogs between Mac and Windows on an ongoing basis. I have not had any issues with this workflow.

 

A typical use case for me is to create a new catalog on my Macbook, on an external drive, when I'm traveling. When I return home, I can open the catalog from my Windows desktop machine. Alternately (and more commonly), I can import the Mac-created catalog into my main catalog on my WIndows machine using the "Import from Catalog" function.

 

Another use case is when I'm working on a project, and traveling, I may export as a Catalog a subset of my Windows main catalog. Then I can bring the exported catalog and images with me on an external drive and use LrC on my MacBook to work on my project.

 

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