2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 15, 2018 8:11 AM by cmgap

    Need help restoring library after all photos deleted

    sddawson Level 1

      I have recently started using the new Lightroom CC, and all was working fairly well. However, i happened to start Classic, and it started syncing all my cloud library because there was a collection set to sync with LR Mobile. Didn't want this to happen, so I deleted the collection - without thinking about the consequences! Basically, all the photos in the cloud library were deleted in the process of deleting the collection. Of course, when I started the new CC again, it too synced and deleted all the photos. Disaster!

       

      Now then, I can restore the whole CC library from a Time Machine backup (fortunately, I have CC set to hold a copy of all originals). But as soon as I start CC, it syncs and deletes all the photos again, I guess because the cloud has the "truth". How can I get my photos back? There doesn't seem to be a way to override the sync behaviour. If I turn off my internet connection after the restore, I can see all the photos, but as soon as the Internet is back on - whoosh, they all disappear.

       

      I'm panicked!