5 Replies Latest reply on Mar 16, 2018 11:21 AM by Just Shoot Me

    Lightroom Classic CC Catalog

    marks10600110

      I recently upgraded to classic CC i made sure that classic cc was able to read my old catalog. when i unistalled the older lightroom I cant find my catalog.. pls help

        • 1. Re: Lightroom Classic CC Catalog
          JimHess Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Uninstalling the older Lightroom should not have removed any catalog. Did you manually remove any files yourself? The uninstall process should only have removed the program files. The catalog is a user file, and should have remained.

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          • 2. Re: Lightroom Classic CC Catalog
            dj_paige Level 10
            1. Do a search using your operating system's search feature, for all files on all disks whose name ends with .LRCAT
            2. If that doesn't work, then restore one of your recent catalog backups
            • 3. Re: Lightroom Classic CC Catalog
              whsprague Adobe Community Professional

              Use Finder or Explorer and search your drive for "*.lrcat".  If that doesn't work, Lightroom should have been making backups.

              • 4. Re: Lightroom Classic CC Catalog
                whsprague Adobe Community Professional

                dj_paige beat me by a minute!

                • 5. Re: Lightroom Classic CC Catalog
                  Just Shoot Me Adobe Community Professional

                  marks10600110  wrote

                   

                  I recently upgraded to classic CC i made sure that classic cc was able to read my old catalog. when i unistalled the older lightroom I cant find my catalog.. pls help

                  LR Classic CC can not Read your old catalog. For LR Classic CC to use a catalog for any older version of LR it first makes a copy of the older catalog and then Upgrades that copy to work with the new version of LR.

                  That leaves your older catalog as it was. The Copying process adds a -2 to the edit of the catalog name (no matter what the catalog name was).

                   

                  So you should have your old catalog someplace on your drive. That is unless you Renamed the catalog that LR Classic created to the same name from you older version of LR. Then more than likely the older catalog got overwritten.

                   

                  As stated above do a search of your drive for .lrcat to see how many  LR catalog files are on your drive. You might even have some older backups.

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