I was attempting to back up on an external drive and was following instructions from a You Tube video. I did an export of the catalog with a ton of pics to a folder on "My Pictures" and as it was going through, I realized it would take a while and I cancelled the export. LR CC froze and I forced quit. When I restarted, there was a pop up box that said stuff like cant detect catalog and had three choices to select from: New Catalog, Default Catalog, Quit. There wasnt anything under new and I chase Default. When it launched it was with zero pics. I looked under the parent folder for Lightroom under Pictures of my Mac HD and I see all the folders I had created in LR (as I had given them unique) names. However the pics in those folders are shaded (wont open on double clicking), there is a one "Lightroomcatalog.lcrat" file but thats only 1.5MB and doesnt open in LR. I had done a Time Machine back up to an external drive too and I looked there too but cant find the catalog.
Where is my original lightroom file? Please help.
What listing do you have under the Mac's version of LR menu /File/open-recent ?
It is that 1.5MB catalog .lcrat which isnt my original catalogue containing all the pics. I recently was in the process of converting from Aperture to LR6.