3 Replies Latest reply on May 4, 2015 6:23 AM by Visual_Purple

    Lightroom CC trying to create an upgraded catalog twice

    Visual_Purple

      I have successfully upgraded from LR5 to LR CC on my iMac.  As part of the process a new, upgraded version of my catalog was created with "-2" added to the name.

      My catalog lives on a portable HDD which I usually have plugged into the iMac, but occasionally I like to plug it into my Macbook Air to use LR on there.

      I have managed to upgrade to LR CC on the Air, but, when trying to use it for the first time it has said that the catalog needs to be upgraded, and it says it will create another new version of the catalog, with the suffix "-3".

      First question: Why is it saying that it needs to upgrade the catalog "for use with Lightroom 6", when it is LR CC I have?  Is it because functionally LR 6 and LR CC are basically the same, so I don't need to worry about that?

      Second question: Why does it not recognise that the catalog has already been upgraded?

      Third question:  What would happen if I let it create a new catalog with the suffix "-3"?  If I let it, presumably when I reconnect the portable HDD to my iMac I would need to tell my iMac LR CC installation to start using the "-3" version of the catalog?

       

      Any help gratefully received.

        • 1. Re: Lightroom CC trying to create an upgraded catalog twice
          JimHess Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          What a weird predicament! I don't believe adding the suffix -3 is going to make any difference. It is in the name of the file that determines whether the catalog needs to be updated. It's the basic structure of the catalog itself. Are you sure that the catalog with the -2 is one that was updated with the new Lightroom? Or could it possibly be a carryover from when you updated the first time in Lightroom 5? I know, it's a dumb question. But what you are experiencing doesn't make sense.

          • 2. Re: Lightroom CC trying to create an upgraded catalog twice
            trshaner Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            Does the LR catalog folder contain both the updated LR CC FILENAME-2 catalog file and the original LR 5 FILENAME catalog file? If so try "moving" the original LR 5 FILENAME catalog file to another folder.

             

            Visual_Purple wrote:

             

            I have managed to upgrade to LR CC on the Air, but, when trying to use it for the first time it has said that the catalog needs to be upgraded, and it says it will create another new version of the catalog, with the suffix "-3".

            First question: Why is it saying that it needs to upgrade the catalog "for use with Lightroom 6", when it is LR CC I have?  Is it because functionally LR 6 and LR CC are basically the same, so I don't need to worry about that?

            Are you sure LR CC and NOT LR 6 are installed on the MacBook Air? From inside LR go to Help> About. What do you see? It should say 'Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC.' If so try my suggestion and report back the results. Thank you!

            • 3. Re: Lightroom CC trying to create an upgraded catalog twice
              Visual_Purple Level 1

              Thank you both for your suggestions and apologies for taking so long to reply.  Real life issues have taken precedence the last couple of days!

               

              Well, hopefully the problem has gone away.  I started LR on the MacBook without the portable HDD plugged in and I told it to create a default (empty) catalog, which it did.

              I then plugged in the portable and said I wanted to load an existing catalog.  I pointed LR to the -2 version and it just loaded it up without asking any questions about upgrading.

               

              BTW, I did check and it is definitely LR CC on both machines, not LR 6.