How to import LR4 catalogue into LR Classic CC catalogue and retaining color labes in parallel?

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After long doubting I decided to go for the new Adobe LR Classic CC Abo. Before prior to that i was using LR4. Since I bought a new camera I was forced to decide for the abo Version of LR. I did just try to import my old LR4 catalogue to into LR Classic CC. Everything seems to be fine except all Color selections/ markings I've made over the last years what is really not what I have expected. General support told me that there'll no proof that all data will be able to be converted, if the LR Version gap is too big. They suggest me to install all LR Versions between and then manually convert the catalogue by my own. From my Point of view this Task can't be to hard to be implemented in the Software algorithm.
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Steffen

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  • disappointed that such an essential thing is not working correctly.

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Make sure you have selected your previous color labe presets in the Metadata>Color Label Set... option. 

There is no reason your color labels shouldn't have transferred over if you did an in-place upgrade on the same system.
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Crazy quick Response. Thanks. I'll try later. 
Do I have to select it before exporting the LR4 catalogue or in LR Classic CC settings?

It is the same system but I did reinstall my MacBook for the fist time to have a clean Mac Os High Sierra.
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You don’t IMPORT your Lr4catalog, you just OPEN it and it will be converted to a new Lr CC catalog. The old catalog will still be there.
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@Rikk Floh:
Ok, I checked it. Everthing should be fine regarding my presets... it doen't change anything.
It is not depending on how I did export my LR4 catalogue?

@Robert:
Of course I did already try. It does not work. Everything works properly (star rating, keywords, ect.) but color labels aren't being taken over...
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Steffen, you will need to supply some screenshots then so we can parse the issue:

A shot of your Color Label dialogue in the Metadata menu option showing your edited color labels
A shot of your Grid showing the image with the missing/wrong color label
A shot of the Library module Metadata panel showing the Label field for that image. 
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Really a bit wired... after you said check the dialogue box for specific pics where i knew that they should have a label I noticed that the label is stated within the dialogue...:

then I checked again the metadata presets and selected "lightroom default":

So I thought, maybe I don't understand you right, since I am german and my lightroom runs with german language. So I switched LR to English. Went Back to Metadata/ Color Label Set/ --> and selected "Lightroom Default"

And tadaaaa, color labes are indicated.


Even after switching back to german.

But if I do the steps again within the german language, color labels are going lost again and can only be restored by switching back to the english version.

A bug? Or different default values?

Ok I think I know the problem. My old LR4 catalogue stored the color labels with English indication/ language e.g. "green".
When I am comparing it with the new LR CC Classic catalogue, that I am testing, the labels are already in german language "grün".
I think that is the issue...

language presets seem to be incompatibel

Can this be fixed?
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