2 thoughts on “Photo Taco – Moving Lr to a New Computer”

  1. Hi.
    One way, to move your files from 1 system to another, is to use a free program called bittorrent sync.
    I use this to keep all my image files, my catalog and my even my previews synced between my 2 mac systems. (works on Windows also).
    If I build a new system or I am moving to a new computer, I simply add the sync’d folder to my system and when it has been sync’d up, I simply install Lightroom.
    The final part is to then copy the com.adobe.Lightroom6.plist file from Library/Preferences under the users home folder to the same location on the new system.
    Because I choose to “Keep presets with Catalog” in Lightroom, everything I need is always kept up to sync and also a new system is setup just as i want it, in no time at all.

    I also use Bittorrent sync to keep my files sync’d to multiple locations as offsite backups.
    I hope this helps. I have no affiliation with BTSync, I just thought it might be something good for people to know.

  2. I recently purchased a new computer based on Brian’s suggestions on the Improve Photography blog. WOW, what a difference! I also want to thank you for providing this Photo Taco podcast – everything has worked perfectly in transferring my old catalog over to the new machine – and yes, I am using a different drive letter than the old machine. Thank you ALL for all you do for the photography community – especially us hobbiests.

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