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Ralph Clevenger
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Can I change the name of an existing LR catalog?

Mar 10, 2012 5:33 PM

I've just installed LR4 and I want to change its name. Is this possible without creating a new catalog. I realize I'd have to change all the files associated with the catalog. Operating on a mac.

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    Mar 10, 2012 5:48 PM   in reply to Ralph Clevenger

    Yes, you need to change [catalogname] in the file name "[catalogname].lrcat" and in the folder name "[catalogname] Previews.lrdata" to something else.



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    Mar 10, 2012 6:26 PM   in reply to b_gossweiler

    Well, Beat's right need to make sure the catalog name and the Previews file are named the same can NOT have the catalog name and the preview data named differently...and both files need to be in the same enclosing folder name. So like this:


    Folder name: LR4

                     Previews: LR4 Previews.lrdata

                     Catalg: LR4.lrcat


    So the 'LR4' part can be anything as long as it matches exactly.

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