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Mistake moving catalog

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Jul 25, 2020

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I am upgrading my computer. I backed up my catalog by copying it onto a flash drive and have transferred my image files to the new computer. I accidentally opened the catalog file from my flash drive, rather than copying it to the new computer first before opening it in Lightroom. When I remove the flash drive, it makes Lightroom crash.

 

I have copied it to the C Drive where the newly created catalog is, but when I try to open it via Lightroom I can't get it to open. When I click the previews folder, it opens the subfolders, but won't allow me to open it as acatalog. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling Lightroom and then copying from the folder, rather than opening the newly  created catalog, but that isn't working either. Help!

 

I still have the catalog on my old computer and can recopy or export it, if needed.

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Mistake moving catalog

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I am upgrading my computer. I backed up my catalog by copying it onto a flash drive and have transferred my image files to the new computer. I accidentally opened the catalog file from my flash drive, rather than copying it to the new computer first before opening it in Lightroom. When I remove the flash drive, it makes Lightroom crash.

 

I have copied it to the C Drive where the newly created catalog is, but when I try to open it via Lightroom I can't get it to open. When I click the previews folder, it opens the subfolders, but won't allow me to open it as acatalog. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling Lightroom and then copying from the folder, rather than opening the newly  created catalog, but that isn't working either. Help!

 

I still have the catalog on my old computer and can recopy or export it, if needed.

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I figured it out. Thought I had downloaded the .lcat files from the flash drive, but I hadn't.

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