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How to recover missing collections

Dec 12, 2012 6:00 AM

After my trial version of LR4 expired I have had a few problems with LR3.

The problem now is that it seems the Collections I created while using LR4 trial version are not listed in the LR3 collection panel. As of yet I'm not sure that those are the only collections that are missing. I do have LR backed up (every time I shut down LR) but I don't know how to go about importing the collections or where to find them. I don't see "Collections" in the backup folder.

Any assistance will be appreciated.

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    Dec 12, 2012 6:05 AM   in reply to Almar Smiley

    Collections created in LR4 cannot be transferred to LR3.

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    Dec 12, 2012 7:28 AM   in reply to Almar Smiley

    Assuming you still have your LR4 catalog, created when you used the trial, then the answer is YES

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    Dec 12, 2012 8:01 AM   in reply to Almar Smiley

    Given this, can I assume that if I install LR4 from a LR4 disc I will have the collections I created in LR4 trial version and all previously created collections available in the Collections panel ?



    I didn't create any new catalogs.

    Actually, you did, you just don't know it. Your LR3 catalog was upgraded to LR4.


    If so, would it be a stanard install or is there a special procedure for assuring LR3 collections and collections created in LR4 trail are integrated into one whole collection group in LR4 ?

    Normal install should do it.

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