4 Replies Latest reply on May 29, 2016 4:47 PM by photofan731

    Lost original images

    photofan731 Level 1

      Hi

      as a newbie with the latest lightroom CC, I have deleted what I thought were virtual copies but they were also originals

      In trash I can only find the XMP not the image

      Please help !

        • 1. Re: Lost original images
          99jon Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          If you have a backup of the images, copy them back into the original folders. LR will then re-link the files and all your editing work which is stored in the catalog.

          • 2. Re: Lost original images
            photofan731 Level 1

            Thanks for quick reply....a lesson learned that I do need to back up on an external drive ( as a newbie, my next thing to learn any hints on how to do this safely in Lightroom cc?)

            I did manage to find the raw images in trash dated the day I took them....I thought they would be next to XMP files but they were not

            Again ...thanks for your help

            • 3. Re: Lost original images
              99jon Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              I always let LR run a backup every time I quit the program. Or I should say after each time I close the program after doing editing or adding metadata. If I’ve just been browsing or exporting, I hit the skip button.

               

              But this is only a backup of the catalog file.

               

              For the images I get into the habit of making a copy to an external drive after importing each new batch from camera. I don’t need to keep backing up (revisions) the images as all the editing is contained in the catalog.

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              • 4. Re: Lost original images
                photofan731 Level 1

                Hi Jon,

                thanks for the tip on your backup workflow....something I have to do !