My harddisk died and I discovered that backup (RAID1) was not working for last 5 months. I have all my photos on another drive. I just lost my LR Catalog, but it was synched with Mobile, how can I get it back?
I run LR and it asks me to create a new catalog or choose one local. Ok I create a new one, than I go to "Sync with LR mobile" and it says:
Delete all synched data? You are currently synching 1.lrcat....
Perfect, so I am syncing it, but how can I retrieve it? I was trying to find a solution for the whole day, now I saw that an update of LR has arrived, so I installed it: Lightroom version: CC 2015.4 [ 1060496 ]
And now I am not able to open "Preferences", LR crashes.
Hope there is a way to restore my catalog from sync...
Unfortunately, the catalog file (*.LrCat) does not get synced to mobile, just the images.
If you don't have a surviving backup copy of the catalog somewhere, you are out of luck.
Ah... Thank you. Yes, LR used the same drive for backup by default... And I didn't noticed that + I had 2 drives in RAID1 (mirror), for 3 years and they stopped sync without any notification. So... I have to start almost from 0
Yes, correcting the catalog backup to be on a different drive is the first thing I do for each catalog I create.