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136 Points

Sat, Nov 21, 2020 11:35 AM

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Lightroom Classic: I can´t open (and find) my old catalog/library after update!!!

I can´t open (and find) my old catalog/library!!! 200,000 images are gone after I installed the new LR!!

When I click on the old app-symbol NOTHING happens!!! And the new one is EMPTY!!!

I don´t understand how Adobe could have made this so complicated?! Even an ordinary simple amateur photographer should be able to make an update without ALL images disappearing from the program!!!!

I have the pictures on an external hard drive and there they are sorted in the right folders.

I have restarted my iMac but still can not find the pictures!

How can I connect the old LR with the new one so that everything is edited and sorted as before?

(The new LR is called Adobe Photoshop Lightroom verse.4.0.)

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Champion

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2 months ago

The new LR is called Adobe Photoshop Lightroom verse.4.0

This sounds like maybe you used Lightroom Classic (or its predecessor), and now installed Lightroom (desktop), which is a different application. Can you describe exactly what you did to update? Also tell us what OS you use: MacOS or Windows.

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Johan W. Elzenga,

http://www.johanfoto.com

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After I updated the OS on my Mac to the OS macOS Big Sur, it was not possible to open the Lightroom app. Then I downloaded a new version from Adobe. It may be true that I confused the applications. How do I go back to Classic?

Champion

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Just install Lightroom Classic from the Creative Cloud app.

Johan W. Elzenga,

http://www.johanfoto.com

Nacidolibrefoto

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562 Points

Debeis actualizar ligthroom de nuevo, eliminar la cache  es posible que sea un problema de memoria 

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136 Points

It worked! Many thanks!
After installing Lightroom Classic and following the instructions, the old photo archive appeared with all sorts and edits intact! 255,174 images from 2015 onwards.
Sigh! Nice!
Many thanks!  👍

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202 Points

2 months ago

I would suggest that your photos have not gone, it’s just the version of Lightroom that is not reading the catalogue. 

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Sugiero eliminar la cache y reiniciar el ligthroom Classic.

6 Messages

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136 Points

It worked! Many thanks!
After installing Lightroom Classic and following the instructions, the old photo archive appeared with all sorts and edits intact! 255,174 images from 2015 onwards.
Sigh! Nice!
Many thanks!  👍

41 Messages

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562 Points

2 months ago

Instalar otro ligthroom classic, ir a donde estan las aplicaciones y elegir la version desde el menú desplegable, para que veais las diferentes versiones que teneis posibles para instalarlas 

Esta la version Ligthroom normal y la Ligthroom Classic es decir la 10

6 Messages

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136 Points

It worked! Many thanks!
After installing Lightroom Classic and following the instructions, the old photo archive appeared with all sorts and edits intact! 255,174 images from 2015 onwards.
Sigh! Nice!
Many thanks!  👍