Update deleted my library

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May 19, 2022 May 19, 2022

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I'm using Lightroom on my Macbook Pro running Mac OS 11.6.  Lightroom seemed to have updated something overnight, and when I opened it to work on something, every folder in my library is greyed out. It looks like I have to go back and re-connect every folder in my library one by one, which is a pain.  Is there a quicker way to do this?  And the update shouldn't be changing anything about my library, should it?

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May 19, 2022 May 19, 2022

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Hi there,

 

Thanks for reaching out. We are sorry for the trouble with Lightroom Classic. We are here to help.

 

You can also ensure Lightroom Classic has correct and complete permissions on the macOS by following the steps I have shared in this article: Quick Tips: How to give Full Disk Access to Lightroom Classic on mac...

Afterward,

  • Search for Disk Utility from Finder's spotlight search or magnifying glass.
  • Run 'First Aid' diagnostic on the external drive. Check this to learn more: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210898
  • Restart the computer.

 

Let us know if this helps,

Thanks!

Sameer K

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May 19, 2022 May 19, 2022

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I'm using Lightroom on my Macbook Pro running Mac OS 11.6.  Lightroom seemed to have updated something overnight, and when I opened it to work on something, every folder in my library is greyed out. It looks like I have to go back and re-connect every folder in my library one by one, which is a pain.  Is there a quicker way to do this?  And the update shouldn't be changing anything about my library, should it?


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The update didn't do this. Something else did this.

 

The easiest way to reconnect the parent folder (see Figure 4 here)

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LEGEND ,
May 19, 2022 May 19, 2022

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Are you sure an update to LrC occurred? Current update is to v11.3.1 and that was released back on April 20.

 

If you did receive an update, are sure that LrC opened the correct catalog? Sometimes at an update, but more likely at an upgrade, LrC looses track of the correct previous catalog opened, and either opens the wrong one, or a new one.

 

 

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May 19, 2022 May 19, 2022

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LR lost the 'link' to the root folder, as explained, it is fast and simple to update and all will be fine. Just use the Update Folder Location command and all sub-folders will also be updated. 

UpdateFolderCommand.jpgMaybe these folders were on an external drive that got disconnected? 


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