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Extracting filenames from Lightroom?

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I am using Lightroom CS 6 on a Mac. My external hard drive went belly-up, and I had about 3 full days of work on it that was not backed up. A data rescue tech told me chances are slim and cost is too high to try to retrieve data, so I will have to redo it. When I open Lightroom, the photo thumbnails and filenames are there, but of course it cannot find the original files. Just having those filenames would save me a ton of work. Where does Lightroom store that information (it's obviously somewhere other than my dead drive) and how can I extract it?

 

Thanks to anyone who is able to help.

You can obtain a list of file names from Lightroom's database using the ListView plugin.

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Extracting filenames from Lightroom?

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I am using Lightroom CS 6 on a Mac. My external hard drive went belly-up, and I had about 3 full days of work on it that was not backed up. A data rescue tech told me chances are slim and cost is too high to try to retrieve data, so I will have to redo it. When I open Lightroom, the photo thumbnails and filenames are there, but of course it cannot find the original files. Just having those filenames would save me a ton of work. Where does Lightroom store that information (it's obviously somewhere other than my dead drive) and how can I extract it?

 

Thanks to anyone who is able to help.

You can obtain a list of file names from Lightroom's database using the ListView plugin.

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You can obtain a list of file names from Lightroom's database using the ListView plugin.

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Thanks a million. It works perfectly (for what I was hoping to recover). This will save me hours and hours of work.

Is there any kind of user instructions so that I can understand ListView's other features?

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You can also use the “Extract Cached Image Previews” plugin. It will create create jpg files from the previews and for each file it will retrieve the name, folder hierarchy and metadata of the original from what is stored in the catalog.

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