Both applications will run independently, but if you are happy that LR6 is working OK it is safe to uninstall LR4.
The presence of LR 4 cannot influence the behavior of Lightroom 6.
Why don't you describe the problem you are having? Provide LOTS of details. Don't forget to state your operating system.
Thank you so much for replying and I am an old guy on a new machine, it is windows 7.
My problem is trying to point my cannon raw files to open with LR 7 but when I try and make them default in windows to the directory of LR 7 they still open in LR 6. I notice also my LR 7 does not appear in my "installed programs" only LR 4 so wondering if this has something to do with the fact that this LR 7 is an upgrade.
Yours in hope.
There is no LR7. You mean LR6?
stuart webber wrote:
LR 7 does not appear in my "installed programs" only LR 4 so wondering if this has something to do with the fact that this LR 7 is an upgrade.
The only difference between a full version and an upgrade is the serial number.
The program code for both is identical so, once installed, a full version is the same as an upgrade.
Something else is going on.
Andrew, thank you so much for getting back to this confused old bloke.
Indeed I can confirm I have the 6.1 version and it seems this bug is still not fixed, not in my upgraded version anyway.
Is there an official forum where users can give bug announcements to Adobe, or do they suppress this type of reporting.??
If you read the thread linked just above your reply you'll see that someone over there says they've reported it to Adobe, and there is a registry hack to let AutoPlay work with LR 6.x/LR CC 2015.x.
Andrew, definitely 6.1 and only just purchased last week as an upgrade to 4.4.
That suggests the bug isn't fully fixed then, judging by your and other people's experiences.
There are a few other things you can try, if you haven't done so already. Firstly ensure that the check box for showing the import dialogue in LR4 is unchecked and checked in LR6.
If that is the case, in LR6 it might be worth unchecking it, closing the software, opening it and checking it again, closing and seeing what happens.
Failing that you could try resetting the preferences file as detailed below. Just be aware that it does restore everything to default, so it might be worth noting your settings. If you haven't modified anything too far from the defaults then this won't be too much of a pain.
Finally there is the registry tweak in the link in one of my original posts and although registry editing is not advised by some, it's safe as long as you take a little care.
Otherwise, unfortunately I'm out of ideas!
Given that numerous people are still having problems, then hopefully it will be addressed in the next bug fix.