3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 31, 2016 3:59 PM by Just Shoot Me

    laptop crash, reinstall, how to get to old backups on a mac?

    seanp37633425

      I had a laptop drive crash (Macbook Pro), was able to copy it all to the drive I replaced it with, but when I opened lightroom, I had to reauthorize (it still had my authorization number in there, though). My question is this: how do I get back to my old backups? When I tried to open it, it clearly couldn't find what I'd had before as it asked me where to put the new backup, and when I tried to cancel, I think it just created one in the default place. Is it possible to get my old backup back, or did this process just rewrite over it? Where would I find the backup? It opens now as if I've never done anything, instead of accessing a gigantic library I'd been working on for months. Thoughts?