Accidentally exported a folder with overwrite, is there any way I can undo it? Most of the original files were missing from lightroom and now all the raw files have been replaced by xmp files in that folder on my mac. I don’t get it? Why would it overwrite CR2 files with xmp files in the first place? Anyway, does anyone have any advice pleeeease?
Ok from the beginning, I imported a bunch of photos to lightroom a while ago, edited them, left it. Then on my mac I moved that bunch of photos into a new folder (X). Looked at the photos today in lightroom, it said most of the files were missing (because they are now located in folder X) I thought I better just export the whole lot - of what is left in lightroom anyway - and I can remove them from lightroom to clear space. So I clicked export, same location as original files, original file format. Got trigger happy and pressed the Overwrite option when it said “the Cr2 files are already in the destination folder” Figured it’d be fine. Checked the folder on my mac and there are no Cr2 files anywhere to be found. Is it a weird glitch? I found one result on google with a similar un-answered question from 2018
I do ofcourse have back ups, at home where I won't be for the next 3 weeks so it's still an issue. I guess what cannot happen has happened. I've been using Ps and lightroom for 13yrs and never come across this