Lightroom 4: Export to Catalog Crashing

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Lightroom 4 Export to Catalog crashes upon finishing, happened several times. Just as the export is finished LR4 crashes and gives the message Lightroom 4 Not Responding Please Close this Program, and there are no other options but to close it. The export folder is on my desktop but I am not sure that what is in it is complete.
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John Dabarno

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Posted 6 years ago

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Rikk Flohr, Champion

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How large is the catalog?
If you attempt to open the .lrcat file in the desktop folder, will it open?
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John Dabarno

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Yes it does open, does that mean it is safe to import?
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John Dabarno

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The catalog is 8000 + pictures
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Rikk Flohr, Champion

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You didn't mention an import previously. What exactly are you trying to do?
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John Dabarno

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I currently have a 500Gb external hard drive and it is getting full and am trying to move the catalog to my new 1Tb external drive.
Last night I exported the catalog again with the same result, but so far I got the menu to select all the items I want to import etc., and it is currently in the process of importing it, hopefully that will work. Otherwise I thought of just straight copying one drive to the other.
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Doing a straight copy is what I do when outgrowing drives.

When you say you are moving the catalog are you talking about the .lrcat file and previews, the actual image files, both?

Are you Mac or PC?
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I exported all the previews, images, and the .lrcat file. Thanks if the import doesn't work my next move was to do a straight copy, thanks alot.