I shot .CR2 files on my Canon Rebel T7. Now I can't open the files in Lightroom 6. How can I convert the .CR2 files into a .RAW format?

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    .CR2 files are a raw file format. What version of the Adobe Camera Raw plugin are you using with Lightroom? – Michael C Dec 1 '18 at 22:23
  • New to this and I don't have Adobe Camera Raw plugin. What should I do? – Max Dec 1 '18 at 22:27
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  • I also tried the Adobe DNG Converter but it doesn't recognize any folders or CR2 files. – Max Dec 1 '18 at 22:51
  • @Max Lightroom requires the Adobe Camera Raw plugin to open any raw files from any camera. The version of ACR you have installed must have camera profiles for the camera from which the raw files came. The DNG convertor also depends on ACR for the information it needs about the raw files from each specific camera. All Adobe Products do. – Michael C Dec 1 '18 at 22:59

Adobe does not support the Canon Rebel T7 in LR6, only in the newer Lightroom CC/Lightroom Classic CC. If you'd like to, you can convert your .CR2 files to .DNG files using Adobe's DNG Converter (DNG is an open format created by Adboe meant as a replacement for proprietary camera RAW formats).

Lightroom 6 will then read the DNG files as you would expect.

As of December 2017, Lightroom 6 is no longer supported. Please see this Adobe blog post for more information: http://blogs.adobe.com/lightroomjournal/2017/12/6-14-now-available-last-perpetual-update-of-lightroom.html

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