6 Replies Latest reply on Jul 19, 2015 4:13 AM by Just Shoot Me

    Importing wrong???

    Pepijn van Amstel Level 1

      I had to set my computer and re-install everything. Lightroom asked me to import photos, Ilinked to my previous folder on an external drive. After importing all ratings, keyword, modified photos are gone/do not appear. Should I have done it differently?

        • 1. Re: Importing wrong???
          Just Shoot Me Adobe Community Professional

          No you did it the right way. But since you never selected to store edits in an XMP file

          Auto Write changes to XMP.PNG

           

           

          all those things you are asking about got saved to the Catalog file only and when you Re-Set, Formatted and or changed out, your hard drive all those things were lost.

          • 2. Re: Importing wrong???
            Pepijn van Amstel Level 1

            thank you very much

            so, I suppose all work needs to be re-done even a back-up file would not work

             

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            Am 19.07.2015 um 12:30 schrieb Shootistbond007 <forums_noreply@adobe.com>:

             

             

            Importing wrong???

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            No you did it the right way. But since you never selected to store edits in an XMP file

             

            https://forums.adobe.com/servlet/JiveServlet/downloadImage/2-7770826-791927/AutoWritechangestoXMP.PNG

             

             

             

             

             

            all those things you are asking about got saved to the Catalog file only and when you Re-Set, Formatted and or changed out, your hard drive all those things were lost.

             

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            • 3. Re: Importing wrong???
              dj_paige Level 9

              Lightroom asked me to import photos, Ilinked to my previous folder on an external drive. After importing all ratings, keyword, modified photos are gone/do not appear. Should I have done it differently?

              Yes, you should have done it differently. You need to make use of the catalog file created previously. That is where your keywords and star ratings and edits are stored.

               

              If you still have this catalog file, you can still use it to obtain your edits and other metadata. If not they are gone, and in the future you need to make regular and automated backups of this catalog file to a different hard disk.

               

              With regards to saving metadata to XMP, some metadata is never saved to XMP and so this cannot be considered a complete backup.

              • 4. Re: Importing wrong???
                Pepijn van Amstel Level 1

                th

                so ... best to de-install lightroom and re-do the exercise

                 

                 

                 

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                Am 19.07.2015 um 12:51 schrieb dj_paige <forums_noreply@adobe.com>:

                 

                 

                Importing wrong???

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                Lightroom asked me to import photos, Ilinked to my previous folder on an external drive. After importing all ratings, keyword, modified photos are gone/do not appear. Should I have done it differently?

                 

                Yes, you should have done it differently. You need to make use of the catalog file created previously. That is where your keywords and star ratings and edits are stored.

                 

                 

                 

                If you still have this catalog file, you can still use it to obtain your edits and other metadata. If not they are gone, and in the future you need to make regular and automated backups of this catalog file to a different hard disk.

                 

                 

                 

                With regards to saving metadata to XMP, some metadata is never saved to XMP and so this cannot be considered a complete backup.

                 

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                • 5. Re: Importing wrong???
                  dj_paige Level 9

                  I suppose all work needs to be re-done even a back-up file would not work

                  A backup will work properly if you have one.

                   

                  so ... best to de-install lightroom and re-do the exercise

                  De-installing Lightroom has no effect on this issue (I'm not sure what I wrote could lead to that conclusions)

                  • 6. Re: Importing wrong???
                    Just Shoot Me Adobe Community Professional

                    No uninstalling and reinstalling won't fix the problem you have. You never backed up the catalog file to some other hard drive than the one that crashed/died/had to be replaced.

                    So if you didn't have that option checked I posted about above all the edits you ever did, the keywords and collections are gone because they are stored with the catalog and no were else. That catalog is gone because you didn't have an off system backup of it.