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Can't find LR Catalog - can it be found in the cloud?

New Here ,
Dec 17, 2021 Dec 17, 2021

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I just bought a new computer and downloaded Lightroom 5.1 to the new one. Everything is working fine; all my pics are there, my presets - everything´s working. I can edit my old pics and import new ones and edit them. I used the Migrant Assistant to transfer all my files from my old to my new computer, and I can find the Lightroom Library (.lrlibrary) on my new machine. My question is: do I need to move anything manually from the old to the new if everything already is working great on my new machine? Or can I go ahead and wipe the old computers hard drive without fear of losing valuable info? I've searched both computers for .lrcat to find the catalogue file but find nothing on either one of them (I only find .lrlibrary). Makes me wonder if the catalog is stored in the cloud, but I don't know how to find it there. Scared of wiping my old hard drive before I know for sure that I don't need anything on it.

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Community Expert , Dec 17, 2021 Dec 17, 2021

Lightroom does not use an .lrcat catalog. That is the catalog format of Lightroom Classic. Everything is stored in the cloud, so you do not have to copy anything else (Migration Assisant copied everything from your old computer anyway, so there would be nothing left that hasn't been copied already).

 

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Lightroom does not use an .lrcat catalog. That is the catalog format of Lightroom Classic. Everything is stored in the cloud, so you do not have to copy anything else (Migration Assisant copied everything from your old computer anyway, so there would be nothing left that hasn't been copied already).

 

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Ok, thank you so much. 🙏🏻 Just to be sure though - I have Lightroom Classic. But everything is still stored in the cloud?

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Johan - problem solved, I have the Lightroom desktop app it seems.  Not Classic (Adobe chat told me it was the Classic first, but now they realized it´s the Lightroom Desktop app). THANK YOU for your help! Much appreciated! ❣️

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