Accidentally replaced photos with another photo under the same file name. Please help!!

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Nov 21, 2020

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So I was locating missing files on Lightroom, but on accident I clicked on the same file name of the image I was trying to locate but it was the same file name for another image so now it's replacing every single file with that folder of images & im about to cry.

 

im a wedding photographer and it's replacing a wedding gallery I'm suppose to send out tonight with another wedding. PLEASE someone tell me I can stop or undo this. I've tried so many things and it won't undo

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Nov 22, 2020

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Sounds like you did a "find missing folder" or a "find missing file" and navigated to the wrong place.

There is no "undo" for this. The best you could hope for here would be to restore the old catalog from a backup made just before you attempted the fix.

 

I would try the action again, probably at the folder level, by doing a "relocate folder" in the Folders panel then navigating to the correct folder. Use Mac Finder or Windows File Explorer to find the correct folder first.

 

 

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The workaround can be simple or difficult depending on the number of images and situation. However, you can remove the images from the Catalog and then reimport them.

The future safeguard is to import all images using a unique name, such as YYYYMMDD_subject

 

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