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bobpilot

Washington, US
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bobpilot Silver Member Nikonian since 08th May 2007
Wed 06-Mar-13 07:26 PM

I have done ths before and this time there is a problem. I have the image files on an external; I worked the iamges on my laptop (MAC) and now I want to transfer the cataloge from the MAC to my main computer (Windows 7)

File: Import from another catalgue. It shows the folders with the files, but when a transfer is initiated, LR displays a message that says there is an error.

What am I doing wrong?

Bob

robcran

Westleigh, AU
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#1. "RE: transfer LR4 catalogue" | In response to Reply # 0

robcran Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Mar 2007
Wed 06-Mar-13 11:25 PM

Bob,

I preface my remarks by saying that I have never attempted to do what you are doing, so this comment could easily be wrong. But have you tried to export your images as a catalog (File>Export as Catalog) and then run your "import from another catalog" using that exported catalog?

Robert
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bobpilot

Washington, US
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#2. "RE: transfer LR4 catalogue" | In response to Reply # 1

bobpilot Silver Member Nikonian since 08th May 2007
Wed 06-Mar-13 11:47 PM

If I do that, I don't think the adjustments will make it to my main catalogue; I started the process and it seems that this will just make a new catalgue and not merge with my existing one.

My understanding is that the "Import from another catalouge" is the right method, and this is what I did last time, but there is somthing wrong this time.

blw

Richmond, US
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#3. "RE: transfer LR4 catalogue" | In response to Reply # 2

blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004
Thu 07-Mar-13 03:32 PM

Robert is correct. Export from your working catalog on the laptop onto an external disk. Then move the disk to your main system and import from another catalog. There is even an option to create new virtual copies of files that have been edited on both systems.

As far as what is going wrong, you'll have to be more specific about what is going wrong. If you don't know, look in the console logs or other places - on MacOS there is a surprising amount of verbosity in the console, especially from LR and PS. I don't speak Windows past about Windows XP so I have no idea where to look there. They've definitely been moving things around a lot.

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bobpilot

Washington, US
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#4. "RE: transfer LR4 catalogue" | In response to Reply # 3

bobpilot Silver Member Nikonian since 08th May 2007
Thu 07-Mar-13 04:42 PM

I moved the catalogue to my hard drive. When I used the 'Import from another catalogue' feature, the list of folders appeared, however, the preview section of the dialog box did not show the images. When I attempted to import, LR displayed a screen note that said an error had occured and it was not asble to import.

I also tried moving the files to the hard drive, but that did not alleviate the problem.

Finally, I gave up and imported all the files and I will rework them.

somhompho

Madison, US
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#5. "RE: transfer LR4 catalogue" | In response to Reply # 4

somhompho Silver Member Nikonian since 24th Feb 2009
Wed 13-Mar-13 06:51 PM

Hi all,
When transfer LR catalog from 1 machine to another (& from Window to Mac or Mac to window is the same) you just nee to move or copy the XXX.lrcat file to your new location.

I'm a Window user, but I now have transfer my LR catalog several time to a new machine (or make 2nd copy for laptop use on trip).

Lighroom Queen (Victoria Brampton) forum has good instruction for this:

http://members.lightroomqueen.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/1165/187/how-do-i-move-my-catalog-photos-and-other-lightroom-files-to-a-new-computer

Hope this link help,

Som
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