5 Replies Latest reply on Jul 22, 2018 8:02 AM by lep7

    Files required for Lightroom Restore

    lep7 Level 1

      I am using LR Classic and had a hard drive failure on my Windows 10 machine.

      I backup every night so my data is intact and I've subsequently installed LR but at this point have not made any changes to LR pending answer(s) to my question(s).


      I know I need to copy my catalog.lrcat files to its proper location: C:\Users\[user name]\OneDrive\Pictures\Lightroom\lightroom. BUT are there other files I need to copy as well? For example I've read that presets should be copied to C:\Users\[user name]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Lightroom. Looking at my backed-up files I see that that folder contains 38 folders. I have also read that custom watermarks, and other preferences for LR 5 and Windows 8, are stored at C:\Users\[user name]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Lightroom.


      Is the catalog file all I need to restore? Do I need to copy the other two folders and files as well?