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Monday, 7 December 2015

Move Lightroom to a New Computer






The basic steps are as follows:




1.       Install Lightroom  on new computer – use a download link to get the latest version

2.       Transfer the image files to preserve the structure. A parent folder helps. Or just plug-in an external drive if that is where the photos are

3.       Copy the catalog (.lrcat file) and previews (Previews.lrdat) into the Lightroom folder to replace what would have been created (empty catalog) on installation of Lightroom – the default location is usually the Pictures folder

4.       Re-connect any folders with question marks if necessary.



N.B. don’t use easy transfer utilities or backups to reinstall applications. Always do a fresh installation.


Lightroom  - Adobe Download Links:






See this helpful video tutorial from Adobe TV.

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