What can I delete here?

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Just wondering what I really need to save in my LR classic catalog.  Yes, I still keep it locally and yes, it's backed up twice in separate locations :).  I'd delete everything but the catalog and backups but don't want to take any chances.  (SyncToy is a program I use to copy the backup to separate devices.)

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Sep 22, 2020 Sep 22, 2020
The naming of the two catalog (LrCat) files suggest that the old one was upgraded to a new format and given a "-2" into the name. If you can confirm this, then you don't need the old catalog file. If you don't need the old catalog file, you can also delete the LrData folders that go with it. In the "backups" folder, there will be subfolders for each instance of a saved backup. Depending on how far back in time these backups go, you probably don't need them all. I tend to keep the last five or ...

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Oh, yeah.....here's the LR Catalog folder...sorry....LR.cat.jpg

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The naming of the two catalog (LrCat) files suggest that the old one was upgraded to a new format and given a "-2" into the name. If you can confirm this, then you don't need the old catalog file. If you don't need the old catalog file, you can also delete the LrData folders that go with it.

 

In the "backups" folder, there will be subfolders for each instance of a saved backup. Depending on how far back in time these backups go, you probably don't need them all. I tend to keep the last five or so.

 

Note on the catalog backups. It is best that they are stored on a different drive than your main catalog. If they are on the same drive, a single drive failure takes it all with it.

 

If you are looking at storage space issues, keep in mind that the catalog and the images do not need to be on the same drive.

 

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