1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 29, 2014 3:32 PM by dj_paige

    Lightroom catalog full with no photos deleted photos hard drive

    psolomo

      I deleted photos from my hard drive but the catalog I created in Lightoom still has over 50mb in it but the photos are gone.  can I open this file somehow to see if I can extract any previews I created in lightroom before I deleted the photos by accident and can't get them out the trash?

        • 1. Re: Lightroom catalog full with no photos deleted photos hard drive
          dj_paige Level 9

          Photos are not stored in Lightroom, so you can't get them from Lightroom.

           

          Your best solutions are, in order:

           

          1. Recover photos from trash
          2. Restore photos from backup copies ... you do make backups of your photos, don't you?
          3. Use an "undelete utility" program to undelete the photos
          4. Recover previews from Lightroom ... these will be lower resolution than your original photos, and will be JPGs ... how much lower resolution depends on what options you chose regarding creating previews