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ukb375

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Problem moving LR5 to new PC
« on: November 05, 2013, 04:22:44 PM »

I've got myself a new laptop and have copied all LR files (lrcat, previews, backups etc) to it. I have copied all photos to the new laptop and they are all in the same folder structure. I open LR5 and all the previews are blank. When I click on Develop it just displays a blank image.
 
The photo's all have the little exclaimation mark and when I click on them it says that the original file can't be found. I locate the original file and the exclaimation mark disappears but the preview is still blank.
 
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 
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Simon
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Re: Problem moving LR5 to new PC
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2013, 05:04:02 PM »

I can point LR to the new locations but the photos remain blank. Here's a screen dump of how it looks...

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Re: Problem moving LR5 to new PC
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2013, 02:38:36 AM »

Simon,

my advice is to export the entire catalog instead of copying anything manually to the new machine (Crtl+Shift+E on a PC). When doing so LR takes care that everything it needs will be in place. And, positive side effect: One cannot miss something when copying from one place to the other.

Give it a try try and it should work.

Thomas
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Re: Problem moving LR5 to new PC
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2013, 01:21:40 AM »

If you have blank squares in the Grid view, it's probably not Lightroom.  Your monitor profile is corrupt; reprofile your monitor.

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