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How to Import photos into new LR install?

Participant ,
Dec 23, 2020 Dec 23, 2020

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My computer C: drive died to I reinstalled Windows 10 and LR. Now I need to import my photos. I can't find any of my saved Catalogs. All of the photos have been edited in LR and they all have XMP files. They are organized by date and every day I shot has its own folder. I would like to keep this organization. 

This is how it looks in my Folder:

duglst_0-1608764934372.png

What is the easiest way to import the photos and keep the chronological organization?
Thanks!

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Adobe Community Professional , Dec 26, 2020 Dec 26, 2020
You have posted in the Lightroom-(MOBILE) forum, but- IF I understand you are using Lightroom-CLASSIC or a Perpetual Version (eg. 6.14), then- Import using the 'ADD' option above the main Import window. All your folders and files will remain exactly where they are. Having a Backup Catalog would have been a better answer. https://youtu.be/--nEKNEH_1I?list=PLmXfFxjdp3CHCRpDULlvcaqWfK_zLPWF2

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Dec 26, 2020 Dec 26, 2020

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You have posted in the Lightroom-(MOBILE) forum, but-

IF I understand you are using Lightroom-CLASSIC or a Perpetual Version (eg. 6.14), then-

Import using the 'ADD' option above the main Import window. All your folders and files will remain exactly where they are.

Having a Backup Catalog would have been a better answer.

https://youtu.be/--nEKNEH_1I?list=PLmXfFxjdp3CHCRpDULlvcaqWfK_zLPWF2

 

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 10.4, Photoshop 22.5, Lightroom 4.4, Windows-10 Nikon DSLR.
The product featured in this video is Lightroom Classic CC, previously known as Lightroom CC. For more information, please visit: https://adobe.ly/2gNcw59.D...

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Dec 26, 2020 Dec 26, 2020

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Thanks, WobertC.

For the last several years the icon for my LR app was LR so when I got my computer working again, after it crashed, I downloaded LR. Later I realized that my old LR was LR Classic. My LR Classic got regular updates but the icon on my computer continued to be LR. When I downloaded LRc, the icon became LRc. 

I had kept lots of Backup on drives other than the C: OS drive that crashed but I couldn't find them because it has been years since I set that up and I have several drive.... Eventually I searched my other drives and found several recent Backups. Now everything is working great. 

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