9 Replies Latest reply on Oct 25, 2014 11:34 AM by dave_doeppel

    Migration to New Mac Has Catalog Confused

    David_Illig Level 1

      I've bought a new iMac Retina 5K and I migrated my files from my old Mac via Thunderbolt.


      As far as I can tell, everything went well except LR. All the photos are in their places, but the LR catalog Lightroom 5 Catalog.lrcat references files in the Home directory of the old machine: Users/oldhome/pictures/Lightroom... instead of Users/newhome/Pictures/Lightroom...


      I though I would be clever and use BBEdit to edit a copy of Lightroom 5 Catalog.lrcat and replace each instance of oldhome with newhome. Didn't work; the library was corrupted in the process.


      I don't understand why, with the catalog links broken, LR can still display high-res versions of the photos. Of course, it can't do anything except display them.


      Will I have to go through 15,000 photos, relinking them to their true locations?


      Other issues: "The Creative Cloud Files folder located at Users/oldhome/Creative Cloud Files cannot be found... Not fixed.


      I had to reinstall the Creative Cloud 2014 desktop application. Fixed.


      I had to reinstall the Creative Cloud 2014 application manager. Fixed.


      Thanks for reading!