Create a folder on your C: drive to put the catalog in.
Copy the LRCAT file from your external drive to the new folder on your C: drive.
Copy the "preview.LrData" folder that matches your catalog name, to the same new folder on the C: drive.
Open LR, goto menu "File / Open" and navigate to your new folder and select that catalog.
Hey ManiacJoe, thank you. One thing I've always heard about LR is you MOVE vs COPY. Am I off base on that and also, is there a YouTube video to explain. Chemo has made me dumber than a method addict.
May God bless, Phil Ray
Copy the catalog from the external to the internal. If you move it then the next time you open LR it will Automatically create new blank catalog.
Copy it then open LR. Your original catalog will come up then go to File>Open Catalog and browse to the new location you copied it to on the internal drive.
In the LR preferences make sure the section for which catalog to open is set to the Last catalog you used. Once all that is done you can delete the original catalog on the external drive.
Also in the Catalog preferences in the backup section set it to back up the next time LR is closed. Close LR and when the backup dialog window pops up check where it want to place the backups. I suggest you select a different drive than the one the real catalog is on (that is if you have more than one internal drive in your computer). If not then select an external that will always be connected to your computer.