6 Replies Latest reply on May 1, 2016 7:50 AM by mel496

    Different Setup for Lightroom

    mel496

      Hi,

       

      I am new to Lightroom and I just made a complete backup onto an external drive from my mac of all of the presets, metadata, the catalog file etc.

      on the new mac drive (it was wiped so let's just assume it is a new computer) i copied my .lrcat (catalog file) into users/me/pictures then i opened lightroom and tried to open the catalog file or choose it. It would not let me so I went to the file itself and opened it and it asked to upgrade bc the catalog derived from  LR 5 . so i did this and then it opened up with my library with ? everywhere and 21K photos are missing but they are in the catalog. I do not know why. Please help. I have the complete backup on the external drive and lots of questions.