Erased wrong hard drive?

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Dec 14, 2021 Dec 14, 2021

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I have erased a hard drive which was the one I used for my Light room classic photos. Does anyone know if I can download the photos from LRC back to my hard drive.

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Moving thread to the Lightroom Classic forum from Using the Community

 

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LEGEND ,
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LrC does not store your photos in the catalog itself. LrC does not store your photos in "the cloud".

 

You need to find the backups of your photos, and use those. You can also try data recovery software, or data recovery services, perhaps (no guarantee) they can recover the photos even after the drive has been formatted.

 

As a last resort, you may be able to recover the low resolution previews of your photos from LrC (assuming the catalog and previews were not on the disk you formatted) by using this plugin: http://regex.info/blog/lightroom-goodies/preview-extraction

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Depending on the OS and how you formatted the drive, very unlikely you'll get any or all the data back. Please tell us you back up your important data like this on a regular basis. Then the fix is super easy.


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