1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 6, 2017 8:21 PM by wobertc

    how do i restore a backedup Catalog?

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      I must not be constructing my search querries properly because after an hour of searching FAQs and the Forum I still don't have answers to a couple of simple questions:

       

      1. Where are the Catalog backups?
      2. How do I install the backup Catallog ?

       

      I'm running Win 10 and LIghtroom CC -

       

      But now that I am posting a question there are a few other questions that would make my life easier:

       

      What happened

      I moved my image files off my HD to my NAS for the usual reasons:

       

      • how do I move files and keep the link to their library in the future?

       

      I deleted the libraries of the files I moved thinking that it would be easy to recreate but if anyone has a good idea for creating a new library without reimporting the images - I'm all ears.

       

      Unless there is a better way, I'm planning on restoring the Catalog and then "locate missing folders" - which is a royal pain since there are A LOT of image folders that need linking.

      • what is the "best practice" for re-associating these image folders with their proper library?

       

      Summary of Qs:

       

      1. Where are the Catalog backups?
      2. How do I reinstall the backups ?
      3. how do I move files and keep the link to their library in the future?
      4. best practice for recreating a library without reimporting the images
      5. what is the "best practice" for re-associating these image folders with their proper library?