I can't import pictures into lightroom. All previous images (apart from some in an old file) have disappeared. Do I need to reinstall lightroom. Yesterday I had a
'reading cache' problem and lightroom wouldn't open at all. The community advised me to remove a file (ending with LRData) which I did but now I don't seem to have
and photographs. I'm just learning and this is very frustrating.
Removing the .lrdata file should not interfere with your picture files, that is where the preview files are stored. When you open Lightroom after removing this file Lightroom should realize it does not exist a recreate a new one. Your Lightroom sub-folder that contains the Catalog File and your Previews file should look like the screen capture below.
Try shutting down your computer and reboot, then start Lightroom.
Thank you I will try.