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Updated Lightroom Classic and have lost historic saved Book and current Book project

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Nov 22, 2021 Nov 22, 2021

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I just updated my Lightroom products after being off the software for a while, and i have gone into my Lightroom Classic to continue working on a book project i was doing and the book has disappeared and along with it hours and hours of work. I have also lost a book that has been sent to Blurb and printed in the past. Days of work in that. How do i use the backed up catalog that Adobe saved as part of the update process to recover my lost work?

 

Lightroom Classic 11.0.1 release

Hardware im using is a MacBook Pro 2018, running macOS Big Sur Ver 11.6

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10 hours ago 10 hours ago

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Hi there,

 

We're sorry about the trouble with Lightroom Classic. Have you turned on the sync option in Lightroom Classic? You can find your backed up catalog at: /Users/[user name]/Pictures/Lightroom/[catalog name]/Backups\

 

Try to search in finder with ".lrcat-data" file to find your catalog.

You may also check this article and see if that helps: https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-classic/kb/catalog-faq-lightroom.html

 

Let us know if that helps.

 

Regards,

Tarun

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LEGEND ,
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Double check that LrC upgraded the correct catalog.

 

P.S. one indication that it may have not have, what is the current catalogs file name? If it doEs not include v10-v11 in it, then that could indicate a pre v10 catalog was upgraded.

 

 

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Your Book designs are ony 'Saved' if you have definitely created a 'Saved Book Collection' in a Catalog.

Look in your Collections panel for 'Book' Collections. The icon looks like an open book.

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If you re-open a Catalog from a Backup, and you find a 'Saved Book Collection' that has your book, you can-

1) Select this 'Book' Collection,

2) Export as a Catalog. Call it "Transfer"

3) Re-open your current Catalog and 'import' the book collection by [Import from another Catalog] and select the "Transfer" catalog to merge.

 

If you cannot find any Saved Book Collections in any catalog, then you do not have ANY saved books. Start again!

 

Re: the comments from Turan Saini-

turned on the sync option in Lightroom Classic?

Useless! This has no relevance to your question!

You can find your backed up catalog at: /Users/[user name]/Pictures/Lightroom/[catalog name]/Backups\

Useless, unless you have NOT followed advice to store backups on another physical drive!

Try to search in finder with ".lrcat-data" file to find your catalog.

Useless!.  This is a new file that contains 'Masking' data from the current v11 of Lr-Classic. It will NOT exist in v10 backups! Backups of the Catalog will most likely be in dated folders with a Catalog ZIP file in the location YOU defined for backups. THe Catalog will have the File-type suffix of .LRCAT

 

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 11.0.1, Photoshop 23.0.2, Lightroom 5.0, Bridge 12.0, Windows-10.

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