Examples of my file dates-
My current working .LRCAT Catalog:
File Explorer shows- 16/6/2013
Right-click and select "Properties" shows-
Accessed: 6/4/2014 (curious???? not sure where this date comes from)
My Backup Catalogs- created by the Backup procedure when exiting Lightroom- show-
Folder Dates: The Date of the Backup (eg. the backup from 25/12/2014)
The .LRCAT Catalog Dates:
One problem that some Lightroom users have is this-
They somehow begin to use one of their Backup catalogs from a backup folder. This then becomes the default catalog that Lightroom uses when it starts.
In Lightroom, Press CTRL+ALT+, On the General Tab- click "Show" to get an explorer window showing the catalog that Lightroom is currently using.
If you find you are using a "Backup" version, you may want to copy it to your default "C:\.....\My Pictures\Lightroom" folder and overwrite the older version. Open this .LRCAT catalog by double-clicking so that Lightroom opens it at this location and it becomes the default master catalog.
Thank you for this info. It has triggered my memory enough to recall what I actually did. I have been recovering from a double disk failure and hence all the messing around with backups. When I got LR5 I created a new location for the catalog on my main drive, and when I restored things, having installed a new SSD drive as my primary, I copied the original to that drive. Despite the fact that it is in a folder clearly marked "LR5-Original Catalogs" I still thought it was only a backup. Thank you again for your response.