You need to find the catalog file from before the Geek Squad so helpfully refreshed everything. If you can't find that, then you need to make use of a recent backup of the catalog file.
Thank you. I have no idea how to retrieve that catalog file or where to look for the backup of the catalog file. I need remedial instruction!
Use your operating system's search feature to search for all files whose name ends with .LRCAT
The one you want probably has a date that is just before the Geek Squad visit. Double-click on this file to open it.
I have no idea ... where to look for the backup of the catalog file.
As far as I'm concerned, this is an emergency that should be fixed immediately after you find your primary catalog file as I described in the preceding paragraph. You must make regular and automated backups of your catalog file and photos, to a different physical disk than the originals, and you must know where the backups are. Anything else is a recipe for disaster.
Thank you. I’ll give it a try.