I re-installed Win7 last week, after performing a complete back-up to an external drive.
I have re-installed LR5, and now would like to recover the libraries/photos from that back-up. After a couple attempts, it is clear I have no clue what to do.
Here is what I have (copied to a folder on my desktop):
1. Lightroom 4 Catalog.lrcat
2. Lightroom 4 Catalog Previews.lrdata
3. Lightroom 5 Catalog.lrcat
4. Lightroom 5 Catalog Previews.lrdata
Note: I have added some photos to the current LR5 catalog
Any suggestions to complete this task?
Move the photos to the exact same location they were in before your re-installed Win7
Move the two .lrcat files to your computer's internal hard disk (assuming that's where you want your catalogs to be), and then double-click on them.