You will be able to get the edits from a backup of your catalogue.
To restore from a backup catalog -
- Choose File > Open Catalog.
- Navigate to the location of your backed up catalog file.
- Select the backed up .lrcat file and click Open.
- (Optional) Copy the backed up catalog to the location of the original catalog to replace it.
Thanks for you reply. I did what you said and extracted the older backup version... but when i open the catalog, the photos that i think i deleted are missing in the backup file too. The collections folder is there which is great but all the photos have an exclamation mark beside them. I even went back a few backups and it was the same there.
Please help, thanks.
Click on the exclamation mark and tell LR where those files now are.
Then select those photos, and do a File > Export as Catalog - don't include originals or previews. This creates a mini catalogue with the information about the photos. Now open your current catalogue and use File > Import from Another Catalog to bring in the mini catalogue's information.
Thanks, I'l give it a go and get bsck to you.