I have a new laptop and I reistalled Lightroom 5, but lost all leywords on my photos. I understand that i must have done things in the wrong order, but I have no idea what to do now. I uninstalled Lightroom, but I suppose I must delete everything else that has the name of "Lightroom" on it, f ex "Cataloc.ircat"...I am totally amateur on this, so I hope someone here can help me. I have all my photos on an external harddisc.
Please follow the instructions exactly as written at https://www.lightroomqueen.com/how-move-lightroom-to-new-computer/
Please note: there is no importing of photos on the new computer. DO NOT IMPORT PHOTOS.
All your work, including keywords, is stored in a Catalog. ie. the 'old' catalog- .LRCAT file from the 'old' computer.
Did you copy the Lightroom Catalog from the 'old' computer to the new laptop?
If you imported all your photos to a 'new' empty catalog, then it will not have anything of your work and keywords.
Re-installing Lightroom will not help.