• Global community
    • Language:
      • Deutsch
      • English
      • Español
      • Français
      • Português
  • 日本語コミュニティ
    Dedicated community for Japanese speakers
  • 한국 커뮤니티
    Dedicated community for Korean speakers
Exit
2

Export Presets Missing from a Backup

Community Beginner ,
Feb 05, 2024 Feb 05, 2024

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Last week I made a huge mistake and deleted my entire 2023 library from LRC. I went to use a backup and for some reason none of my export setting presets are there anymore, including my watermark files. 

any idea why this happened or how I can fix it so this doesn't happen in the future? When I open the backup I do select both the .lrcat file and the data file and then select open. 

TIA!

TOPICS
macOS

Views

82

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Community Expert ,
Feb 05, 2024 Feb 05, 2024

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Presets are not stored in the catalog file, but in a separate folder. That folder is either located in the catalog folder, or in the default location. A catalog backup contains only the catalog file and the catalog data file, nothing else, so also no presets.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Community Beginner ,
Feb 05, 2024 Feb 05, 2024

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I'm not sure how that makes sense then since all of my user develop presets that I've created are still there? It's just the export presets under user settings that are missing. 

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Community Expert ,
Feb 06, 2024 Feb 06, 2024

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

That does make sense. All default presets are (re)installed by Lightroom if they are missing.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Community Expert ,
Feb 06, 2024 Feb 06, 2024

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

User presets and default presets are stored in different disk locations, even if they may appear (as sections) in the same panel. Obviously it also makes a difference whether the Store with Catalog option is checked or unchecked, and this setting can vary per Catalog if multiple Catalogs exist.

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Community Expert ,
Feb 06, 2024 Feb 06, 2024

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

LATEST

Sorry, I missed one thing. Develop presets are stored in a different location. If you use 'Store presets with this catalog', then your export presets and several other user presets are stored in a folder inside your catalog folder. If you trash the catalog folder then you trash these presets, and as explained, these presets are not included in the catalog backup. Develop presets are shared with Camera Raw and so they are stored in a different location, where both Lightroom and Camera Raw can access them. Trashing the catalog folder does not trash the develop presets.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines