Thanks for the reply. Since I am starting on a new drive, will i have to
reimport all of my photos. Can I simply copy the programs files from one
drive to the other?
Do NOT reimport. This is NOT what you want to do. Stop!
The instructions I gave you contain the answer. Scroll down to the section entitled "Updating Folder Location".
I do apologize if I am still missing what I am supposed to follow on that
link, but I don't think it applies to me.I may not have explained fully
what I am trying to accomplish. I have a laptop computer, I replaced my HDD
with an SSD then I replaced my my optical drive with my old HDD. I am
storing all of my software and OS on the SSD, so i reinstalled creative
cloud and lightroom on the SSD. I am storing all of my documents on my hard
drive. So right now when I open lightroom on my new SSD there are no
pictures, because its a fresh install of the software on my new rive. On my
HDD i still have all of my photos, backups, and even software. I am in the
process of deleting the OS and software off of the HDD and software files.
Before I do that I want to make sure that I have transferred everything
that I am going to need. How can I get my pics on my new version of
lightroom? Thanks again for the help.
If your Lightroom files (i.e. images and catalog) have not changed location simply open the catalog file on your HDD and the images will show as per normal.
LR file locations are described here: Preference and other file locations in Lightroom 5
That did it. Thanks for your help.