LR4 problem after iMac repair-Need HELP

Started Oct 5, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Leo Veteran Member • Posts: 6,274
LR4 problem after iMac repair-Need HELP

My 7 years old iMac Intel Duo 2.16 MHz 3GB RAM had a problem of overheating and turning off after 40-50 minutes. I have suggested the ton of dust inside. That was not the case. Apple team checked it and fixed the problem. The technician who worked with my iMac said that he was able to reinstall the system without deleting my files on the HD except few. I have not asked what that means.

Now I have a new problem - LR4 does not recognize all my photos. I can see folders, most subfolders and most files (some missed) but all with "?".

I have tried different catalogs (10 catalogs back) the same problem:

This way: select->    Lightroom 4 Catalog.lrcat   then  clicked it to open LR4

Prior to the above repair I have save catalog folder Lightroom  from Pictures/Lightroom on an external drive. Tried them - the same.

- Can it be the LR problem? Should I reinstall LR4 from DVD, then update?

- During installation it may ask me the same Q. related to converting all LR3 to LR4 then should I say YES?  (I have not converted several LR3 related folders with images).

Thank you


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