Here's the deal. I had been using the trial version of Lightroom 5, thinking that I would be able to upgrade after the first 30 days. I have used Lightroom for years with school, and I wanted it for myself.
Financially, however, this was not possible. I spoke to my family, and they found a copy of Lightroom 4. I have about 2,000 pictures in Lightroom 5 right now, and I need to get them into 4.
There is one big problem with all of this- exporting the photos to a separate location is not possible. There isn't enough space on this computer or any of my jump drives to make it happen. I can't have a duplicate of all of the pictures around on my computer, and I know how specific Lightroom can be about the original file locations. What I really need is a way to transfer the LR5 catalog into LR4.
If you can't export the photos, you could write the edits and metadata to the files (or sidecar files in the case of RAW) and then import into LR4 (assuming you have enough space for that)