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How to delete an unwanted catalogue

Apr 23, 2012 12:03 AM

Tags: #catalog #export #4

Hi,

 

I have slipped up, not badly, but annoyingly with my catalogue for LR4.

 

This is what I have done....

 

I installed LR4 Beta, and imported some photos from my LR3 installation. Probably not the wisest approach I now realise.

 

Now that I have purchased LR4 (upgrade), and installed it including RC4.1 I realise that I have a catalogue that only contains the images I imported with the Beta version. I still have the original images, and sidecar files in my LR3 catalogue. What I want to do is remove the LR4 catalogue that I currenly have, and then export my catalogue from LR3 and import into LR4. I think I am OK with the Export / Import bit (I have Martin Evening's excellent book). What I don't know how to do is remove the catalogue, or contents thereof from LR4. I could of course just remove all the images from the catalogue by deleting them but I want to be careful here, as I got into this situation by doing things the wrong way in the first place.

 

Can anyone offer any assistance, or advice I would be very grateful?

 

Thanks in anticipation.

 

 

System

 

Windows 7 64-Bit

LR4.1 and LR3.6

 
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    Apr 23, 2012 3:18 AM   in reply to Nerdio

    You can simply delete the catalog file and the associated preview folder.

    To find its location select Help / System Info while having the catalog open. You will see a line similar to this:

    Library Path: C:\Users\xxxxx\Pictures\Lightroom\Lightroom 4 Catalog.lrcat

    and this is the name of the the current catalog as well as its location.

     

    More information on file locations:

    http://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/kb/preference-file-locations-lightroo m-4.html

     

    Forgot:

    You don't need to export the catalog from LR3. Simply open it from LR4 and LR4 will convert it to a copy to work with.

     

    Message was edited by: F. McLion

     
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