I recently installed my System (Windows+Apps) on a new hard drive. Now I imported the folders containing my RAW files but all the adjustments I made are not shown anymore on this new Lightroom installation.

I still have access to the old hard drive with the previous Lightroom installation (Filesystem access. I cannot boot/launch apps from it). Where can I find the RAW adjustments I made and how to I import them to my new Lightroom installation?


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Did you import the catalog? If you want, you can export the metadata for each image from the previous Lightroom: Select the images --> Right click --> Metadata --> Save Metadata to File. Near RAW you should have an XMP file and all your adjustments will be automatically recognize in the new Lightroom.

  • \$\begingroup\$ That was it. I had to import the catalog instead of just the RAW folder \$\endgroup\$
    – isADon
    Aug 7, 2017 at 11:46
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    \$\begingroup\$ You may have additional things to move depending on what you used (presets, calibrations, templates, etc.). You may want to review this link: lightroomqueen.com/how-move-lightroom-to-new-computer \$\endgroup\$
    – Linwood
    Aug 7, 2017 at 16:14

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