As an Adobe subscriber to the CC, I recently downloaded the CC version of LR. I had previously purchased and have been using LR 5.7.1 as a stand alone version. Appears to me that I now have two separately operating versions of LR on my computer. Depending on the LR icon I choose, one or the other launches, but the catalogs are separate and distinct. Does not appear LR 5.7.1 will open the LR CC catalog and hence, I have inadvertently created somewhat of a mess. Anybody have any experience with the LR CC platform in respect to the stand alone version? Advantages/disadvantages?
You want to combine your old LR 5 catalog into the LR CC catalog.
Open LR CC, select File->Import from Another Catalog, then point to the LR 5 catalog file.
Worked fine.. Reviewed Chap 7 "Managing catalogs and files" and was able to import the 5.7.1 catalog into the CC catalog, as well as get the location of the catalog off my solid state drive and onto another internal drive to save my limited SSD space. Very much appreciate you pointing me in the right direction. Took awhile for the 26k photo's to copy, but did so in good shape.