Please create a new catalog on the new computer.
To do so : > Press and Hold Alt (in Windows) / Option (in Mac) and then launch Lightroom
> Click on create a new catalog
Once done, try the below steps.
> Click on File > Import from Another Catalog
> Navigate to the backup catalog and try to import
> Check if you are able to import the images and edits from the backup catalog
Let me know if this helps.
What version of Lightroom are you using?
Mac or Windows? What version?
How big are the backups in megabytes?
Hi Mrinmay, thanks for trying to help and answering..
No what happens is I hold the option key down and press file..and then try
and launch the lightroom backup catalogue.. (which is on my external hard
drive) which is the last one that opened for me but the same answer comes
up.. should I just move over the backup catalogue - to the new computer as
it is on my toshiba external hard drive now and then try?
On Fri, Oct 2, 2015 at 3:08 PM, Mrinmay Majhi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hi Mrinmay, the plot thickens.. I managed to open my Lightroom backup
catalogue on my external hard drive using my old computer... it has not
saved my latest updates but not too bad at least I have work up to a few
weeks ago.. but as you know I am changing to a new computer as there is not
enough room as it won't back up.. but now when I plug in my external hard
drive to my new computer and try to open it from the external hard erie the
catalogue has changed to the same lightroom 5 cat irc at.. but it has exec
written on the top left,and when I try and open it still comes up with the
same message "Lightroom quit unexpectedly.. send to report to apple" ect..
when I press file it does have a option
"compress "Lightroom 5 cat.ircat.. ect.. " should I do this..?
Thanks again for your help..
Maybe there is something I don't have on the new computer to open the
catalogue which I need to download?
Hi ... I am using Lightroom 5 ...
i have a mac
and I cant see how big the lightroom catalogue is - as when I try to open it it comes up with exec .... when I try to find the catalogue it won't open so I cant see how big it is. it will open on my old computer but will only open the backup file not the lightroom 5 catalogue itself..