I just got lightroom creative cloud yesterday. I've been trying to use it, but when I try to open my old (lightroom 3) catalog, it tries to upgrade. When it gets to "preparing new searchable data," it just gets stuck about half-way through.
I tried leaving it overnight last night, & it still didn't work.
I tried sitting at my computer for a few hours today, to babysit it, and that didn't work.
I tried restarting the computer. That hasn't worked.
When I try to cancel the upgrade, it just freezes & I have to force the program to quit.
Some additional information:
*I'm using a PC (windows 10)
*My internet connection comes and goes. Part of me wonders if it needs to be connected to the internet because of the Cloud? Although, I've had it connected for a good hour now, and that hasn't seemed to help....
Thanks in advance!
See here Lightroom 5 stuck in "Preparing new searchable data" and here Re: Importing LR4 catalog into LR5 freezes at "preparing new searchable data point" It appears that setting affinity to reduce cores used (if you have more than 2) can make a big difference. If you don't have many images and your drive is fast and you're on a dual core, you're more likely to have another issue.
looks like it finally worked. ...I had a couple external hard drives plugged in. I unplugged them,and things went a little faster.