4 Replies Latest reply on Jan 9, 2015 11:14 AM by glennpsychdoc

    Lightroom folder restoration

    glennpsychdoc Level 1

      I have all my photos stored in a folder entitled LR photos. I went into my built in hard drive on my iMac and decided to erase all the old LR backups since I thought I didn't need them. I thought that all I needed was the latest LR folder but when I opened up LR all my latest photos and the corresponding sections that I put them in were not up to date. How do I go and restore the latest version of my backups. I did go into the trash and put all of the folders back where they belonged so I know I did't lose the photos but I need to restore the latest version. Also, I had used the latest date on the folders but apparently that did not bring all my latest photos and categories back. Thank you for any help on this issue.

      Glenn

        • 1. Re: Lightroom folder restoration
          JimHess Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          When you talk to the latest LR folder, are you referring to the folder of your images or are you referring to the folder that contains your catalog?

          • 2. Re: Lightroom folder restoration
            glennpsychdoc Level 1

            Hi Jim,

            I did look on the internet and fortunately I found that all I had to do was

            to go to the Catalogue section and reinstall the backup. I hit the panic

            button but all is good now. I was referring to the folder that contained

            my catalogue. I was able to restore it and now all is good-phew!

             

            But I am wondering-can I delete the old backups without endangering all the

            work I put into categorizing my photos? They do take up a lot of space.

            Thanks for getting back to me on my original question.

            Glenn

             

            Glenn Bailey, Ph.D., M.A.

            Licensed Psychologist

             

            "A merry heart does good like medicine." Proverbs 17:22a

            • 3. Re: Lightroom folder restoration
              JimHess Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              I have Lightroom programmed to backup the catalog once a week. Every two or three months I will go to my backup folder and get rid of all but about the last four backups. Each backup is essentially a copy of the catalog in its own folder. You will have to decide how many backups you want to retain.

              • 4. Re: Lightroom folder restoration
                glennpsychdoc Level 1

                Thanks Jim. That is what I thought but I wanted to make sure before I took

                the other backups out.

                Glenn

                 

                Glenn Bailey, Ph.D., M.A.

                Licensed Psychologist

                 

                "A merry heart does good like medicine." Proverbs 17:22a