3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 5, 2015 8:14 AM by dj_paige

    Hard drive crash with originals, smart previews generated, how do I reintegrate/import???

    sashas7314479

      Hi LR community,

       

      my external hard drive crashed with my photos neatly sorted into folders and all RAWs converted to DNG. I generated Smart Previews so luckily not everything is lost. I also have parts of my collection still on memory cards as the original RAW files (and JPGs). How do I import them so I maintain my folder structure, edits, tags etc.???

       

      I don't know how to start, should I export the Smart Previews as original first with the FolderPublish plugin to generate the folder structure then reimport or do I have to reconnect my images first with 'search for missing images'? Does that keep my folder structure in LR?

       

      Please help Lightroom gods and godesses!