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Thanks, I imported it fine then lost something - not sure what. When trying to import again the catalog said items were known about but not present. Usually with a database you can force a database restore (authoritive restore) with suitably high rights and different syntax etc, LR does not seem to allow this........ john -----Original Message----- There's a very, very good, short video from Julianna Kost on importing a separate catalog into a master catalog here: http://tv.adobe.com/watch/the-complete-picture-with-julieanne-kost/lr3-merging-individual-lightroom-catalogs-into-a-master-catalog-/ It's for LR3 but I used the instructions with no problems in August with LR4. I think this is the process you were looking for (essentially, exporting a catalog with associated files and edits from a separate computer or external storage and importing it into your master catalog on your principal machine). Apologies if I'm misunderstanding the question. :-) John Newell ----- Original Message ----- From: "John McMaster" <john at mcmaster.co.nz> To: "Leica Users Group" <lug at leica-users.org> Sent: Saturday, October 6, 2012 8:09:23 PM Subject: Re: [Leica] LR catalog import - help Thanks for everybody's input, I had had it imported properly and then lost it somehow (joy of jet-lag). I am at a loss as to how LR cannot be made to overwrite the existing photos if wanted, I can see what happened to me as being a large mess on occasions..... I went back to an August backup (I was away all September) and the import worked fine which it had not done on my Oct 5th backup. Far less work to add the last couple of days in August and October photos again! john -----Original Message----- From: John McMaster Sent: Saturday, 6 October 2012 5:29 p.m. To: 'Leica Users Group' Subject: LR catalog import - help I was using LR 4.1 on a laptop when I was away and trying to import it to my workstation (LR 4.1) - not done this before. I exported on laptop, then moved the files where I wanted on workstation and imported the catalog. That seemed to work, I then deleted the .lrcat and .lrdata files.....it seems that they are needed to keep the imported settings! Even if I put the same files back it does not work, I want some edits plus keywords from the laptop. Whenever I try and import the catalog I get that the original negative is missing, I am unable to choose to import even the metadata from these images. I have deleted all the photos and tried starting again from a backup .lrcat but am not sure what is stored where... Screengrab of what I get - http://gallery.leica-users.org/v/Chiaroscuro/Misc/Screen+Shot+2012-10-06+at+5_15_40+PM.jpg.html I can import the photos no problem, but want the exported catalog as it has keywords - any ideas? Thanks john _______________________________________________ Leica Users Group. See http://leica-users.org/mailman/listinfo/lug for more information _______________________________________________ Leica Users Group. See http://leica-users.org/mailman/listinfo/lug for more information ------------------------------------------------------------ Mail was checked for spam by the Freeware Edition of CleanMail. The Freeware Edition is free for personal and non-commercial use. You can remove this notice by purchasing a full license!