Lightroom: Lost edited versions when transferring files to a new computer.

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I downloaded all files via Carbonite and loaded Lightroom 6.  My photo images in LR are only the edited versions not the originals.  I need a plan.
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Jerry Herrendeen

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Sounds like all your edits were stored in the catalog file. Do you have a backup of your lrcat file?
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Victoria Bampton - Lightroom Queen, Champion

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As Jeff says, hopefully you still have your catalog - or the old computer. You then need to open the catalog and reconnect its records with the new location of your photos.

Here's the ideal world version of how to move: