Upgrading from Lightroom 5.6 to Lightroom Classic

Explorer ,
Jan 20, 2021

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I currently use Lightroom 5.6 and want to upgrade to Lightroom Classic.  Recently I had to reinstall Windows 10 on my computer due to some problems I was having with it and I still need to reinstall the software programs I use.   Do I need to reinstall Lightroom 5.6 to make the upgrade to Lightroom Classic?  Or can I bypass reinstalling Lightroom 5.6 and just subscribe to and download Lightroom Classic?   My LR catalog is on the computer as well as all of my photos.  

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Adobe Community Professional , Jan 20, 2021
JimHess Adobe Community Professional , Jan 20, 2021
You already have everything you need. Lightroom Classic doesn't need anything from Lightroom 5. After you install Lightroom Classic, the first time you run it you will be prompted to upgrade the catalog. You should allow this to happen. This will create a new copy of the existing catalog with the same name except it will have a 10 added to its name. Then Lightroom Classic should start and you can begin working. Since Lightroom 5 isn't installed you will probably have to do some customizing of th...

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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You already have everything you need. Lightroom Classic doesn't need anything from Lightroom 5. After you install Lightroom Classic, the first time you run it you will be prompted to upgrade the catalog. You should allow this to happen. This will create a new copy of the existing catalog with the same name except it will have a 10 added to its name. Then Lightroom Classic should start and you can begin working. Since Lightroom 5 isn't installed you will probably have to do some customizing of the settings in Lightroom Classic, but you would have to do that in Lightroom 5 anyway since it would have to be reinstalled as well. So reinstalling the old version wouldn't really be of any benefit.

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Jan 21, 2021

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Hi Jim - Thank you so much !  I appreciate your help. 

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Hi Jim -  Thank you so much !  I appreciate your help. 

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From Laura Shoe (https://laurashoe.com), learn how to upgrade - I prepare you for what may go wrong and how to resolve it, and after upgrade we clean up cata...

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