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Files in Dated folders

Explorer ,
Nov 05, 2022 Nov 05, 2022

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All of my photos in an external drive have suddenly been put into dated foldere. I wante them in folders by type or subject. What a messs. Windows filing system is bewilerding. Can someone help me to get my files back into one main folders with names foders not foldes by date? How could this happen?

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LEGEND ,
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Restore backups of your folders from before when you did this. Of course, this will mean that the current Lightroom Classic catalog will not be able to find the photos. So you will also need to restore a backup of the Lightroom Classic catalog file from before this happened. Or maybe you are so new at Lightroom Classic that starting over completely with a brand new catalog and the photos back in their folders by subject, might make sense.

 

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Seems like user error, or user just went ahead and did things without understanding what they were doing. Please spend some time and read or view beginner material on how Lightroom Classic works, such as the free beginner's e-book at lightroomqueen.com

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