Lightroom Classic: Lost Edits moving between Lightroom Programs

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I moved files between the lightroom program on my old PC to this new Lightroom program purchased online and now I cant see my Edits. How can I fix this?
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Jimmy Jivakis

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Simon Chen, Principal Computer Scientist

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Can you please describe what you did to move between Lr programs? What are the versions of Lr involved?
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Jimmy Jivakis

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I figured it out....
I have upgraded my PC and moved from my standalone Lightroom CC version to the On-line Lightroom CC version on my new PC.
When I imported my photo files onto my new PC, via an external hard drive, I found that all my Lightroom edits were missing.

What I did was as follows:-

1. Conduct a Backup on my Old PC Lightroom
2. Locate the Lightroom Catalog file it had just Backed up to.
3. Copy that onto a USB
4. Locate the file location of the Lightroom Catalog on my new PC
5. Copy the old PC Lightroom Catalog from the USB, to the new PC Lightroom file location
6. Close Lightroom, if you have it open
7. Launch the new Lightroom Catalog you just pasted by double clicking and Bingo!!! All Edits are there again.

Simon - Thanks for your response to my query anyway.