Lightroom 6: catalog upgrade needs path and name options

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When LR6 tries to open an LR5 catalog, it correctly prompts to convert the old catalog to the new format. Unfortunately, the user does not get to pick the destination name nor path. It would be nice if we were given that choice.
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Joseph Kiernan

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Victoria Bampton - Lightroom Queen, Champion

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It did give the option in previous versions, but it was removed as it was causing great confusion for less experienced users. If you quit LR, you can rename the catalog and previews file yourself though.
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Joseph Kiernan

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Thanks for the quick reply.
Yes, at the OS level, moving and renaming the file and directory is what I did as a workaround.
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Michael Weis

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As usual, making things easier for the novice user makes it harder for the more experienced users who have a strategy for managing their files.
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Clifford Kay

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I have been told previously that the problem is an incompatibility with the AMD GPU and there is a note to this effect somewhere on you website. I was further advised to wait for an update to LR 6 to correct this.

Is this available yet?
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As an EXPERIENCED user the ability to upgrade the catalog to a different folder location allowed the safety if the upgrade process failed.  It also allows quick checking of what Catalogs have been upgraded LR3_, LR4_ .. LR6_.   The new process may work great if you have a limited number of Catalogs; but when working with numerous historical short lived Catalogs the new limiting ability falls decidedly short.  Please return the old functionality . The current help documentation still reflects the old ability