8 Replies Latest reply on Jun 2, 2015 10:38 AM by HAPPYTANTI

    How do I find my other library within Lightroom

    HAPPYTANTI

      How do I find my other library within Lightroom?

        • 1. Re: How do I find my other library within Lightroom
          dj_paige Level 9

          Try File->Open Recent

           

          By the way, this is a good reason to use a single catalog in Lightroom, then this problem never happens.

          • 2. Re: How do I find my other library within Lightroom
            HAPPYTANTI Level 1

            I already did that! and honestly I dont know how I created a second one, I dont even know how to do that conciously…..

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            • 3. Re: How do I find my other library within Lightroom
              dj_paige Level 9

              Then please describe the problem in A LOT MORE DETAIL. LOTS MORE DETAIL. Don't be skimpy with the details.

               

              By the way, we don't need your phone numbers posted here, nor is it a good idea to do so.

              • 4. Re: How do I find my other library within Lightroom
                HAPPYTANTI Level 1

                Thank you for taking the time to answer, I think I am screwed at this moment…. I called Adobe/Lightroom and they are useless.

                 

                1-Lightroom quit unexpected

                2- when I reopen it said that it couldn’t find the last catalog that I was working on so it only gave me a choice to use a default catalog with 3800 pictures instead of the catalog of 14K pics.

                3- I am using a 2013 Mac Book Pro

                4- I am using Lightroom 5

                 

                I dont think I put my phone number?????

                 

                I think it was on my signature auto on the email…..

                 

                 

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                • 5. Re: How do I find my other library within Lightroom
                  ssprengel Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                  Search your entire hard-drive(s) for files with an .lrcat extension.  Those are the LR catalog database files.  If you've been backups on the way out of LR, then those will have a .lrcat followed by a .zip extension, I believe, starting with LR 6/CC.

                   

                  Do you know for a fact you have multiple catalogs, or could your one LR catalog have become corrupted enough that LR can only see the oldest photos?

                  • 6. Re: How do I find my other library within Lightroom
                    HAPPYTANTI Level 1

                    It is probably corrupted because I don’t remember making two catalogs,

                    I do have all the edited pictures in folders in finder under pictures, Should I re-import to a new catalog or redo a new library???

                    There is a back up folder of all my edited photos in Raw as well

                    I see the old Lightroom library or catalog but only 3800 pics and they have an exclamation mark on them and if I want to see it and prompts me to see it in finder rather than lightroom, its weird!

                    I have been backing up until May 27,but is not finding that file; only an old one

                     

                     

                     

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                    • 7. Re: How do I find my other library within Lightroom
                      dj_paige Level 9

                      It is probably corrupted because I don’t remember making two catalogs,

                      I do have all the edited pictures in folders in finder under pictures, Should I re-import to a new catalog or redo a new library???

                      There is a back up folder of all my edited photos in Raw as well

                      I see the old Lightroom library or catalog but only 3800 pics and they have an exclamation mark on them and if I want to see it and prompts me to see it in finder rather than lightroom, its weird!

                      I have been backing up until May 27,but is not finding that file; only an old one

                      None of this is what ssprengel suggested, and I think you need to re-read what he said, and give it a try.

                      • 8. Re: How do I find my other library within Lightroom
                        HAPPYTANTI Level 1

                        Howdy There:)

                         

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