3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 17, 2015 12:08 PM by palumbomd1

    All my edits are gone! Help!


      I started editing a batch of photos the other day in Lightroom 5.  Had to renew my subscription in the midst of it, and downloaded Lightroom cc.  I didn't realize that lightroom 5 would stay intact, and both would still be available. I launched LRCC and all the edits I had made were gone.  So....I started to reedit...like a thousand photos :/   Well, tonight, my computer died at the tale end of editing, and upon restarting....ALL THE NEW EDITS ARE GONE.  I am going to lose my mind.  I can't seem to find anything targeting this problem exactly, only finding answers for missing files.  All the original files are here, but none of the edits..  If you can offer assistance, I will be forever in your debt!

        • 1. Re: All my edits are gone! Help!
          Keith_Reeder Level 5

          What do you mean, exactly, by "all the edits are gone"?


          The exported files? Or the information about the changes saved to the database/xmp files?

          • 2. Re: All my edits are gone! Help!
            elie-d Level 4

            Since edits are constantly and automatically being saved to the database (catalog) without you needing to do anything, even if the computer crashed all but the last edits should be safely recorded in the catalog file (*.lrcat). However, if the computer did indeed crash with LR open and active, it is likely that a *.lock file would remain in the catalog and previews folder and would have to be deleted before LR can be launched again. So, question 1; did you remove the lock file? Question 2; are you opening the catalog to which the edits were written - presumably an LR 2015 catalog which cannot be opened in LR5 - or are you viewing a new empty catalog that you have now created?

            • 3. Re: All my edits are gone! Help!
              palumbomd1 Level 1

              Thank you so much @elie-d !  There was in fact a .lock file that didn't delete, and once I did, all my develop editing reappeared!  I appreciate you taking the time to explain that, as it saved me a few days worth of reworking!  Cheers!