Good day Lightroom Community Group, this is Ezra Brathwaite. So I currently use Lightroom 5 on my laptop to download, organize and edit photos. Since using Lightroom 5, I have had to upgrade my internal hard drive and ram to keep up with the demand of the photos that I process. I have manually saved a great deal of Metadata. I am considering purchasing an even faster laptop to process my photos on Lightroom. Is there a way to backup and save all the metadata (star ratings, captions etc) from one laptop to the next?
The best way would be to take backup of your complete Lightroom Catalog and the original images so that once you get a new machine, you can directly install Lightroom and transfer the catalog and images to it.
You can refer this article to know about the process of transferring :
Thank you for the reply and instructions Chetna!