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Re-uploading photos after external hard drive crash

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Oct 07, 2020

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Hi,

 

I recently had an external hard drive crash on me and lost a bunch of photos. Luckily, there were some that I didn't delete off of my camera's SD card and I had a backup of the Lightroom catalog. When I went to go reupload the photos from my camera's SD card to the backup of my Lightroom catalog, I found that the photos that I had edited or included in collections now have two copies: one of the reuploaded photo and one blank photo (presumably the old photo) that says "photo missing". 

 

Is there any way to relink these different copies of the photos? Or restore my collections to how they previously were? Or is this not possible unless the data from my external hard drive is somehow recovered? 

 

Thanks so much for any advice and help!
Oliver

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Re-uploading photos after external hard drive crash

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Hi,

 

I recently had an external hard drive crash on me and lost a bunch of photos. Luckily, there were some that I didn't delete off of my camera's SD card and I had a backup of the Lightroom catalog. When I went to go reupload the photos from my camera's SD card to the backup of my Lightroom catalog, I found that the photos that I had edited or included in collections now have two copies: one of the reuploaded photo and one blank photo (presumably the old photo) that says "photo missing". 

 

Is there any way to relink these different copies of the photos? Or restore my collections to how they previously were? Or is this not possible unless the data from my external hard drive is somehow recovered? 

 

Thanks so much for any advice and help!
Oliver

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LEGEND ,
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Uploading — I think you mean Importing.

 

If you have a catalog, Importing the photos again is the wrong thing to do, and turns into the problem you see. The proper thing to do is to re-connect the Lightroom catalog to the photos, as explained here: http://www.computer-darkroom.com/lr2_find_folder/find-folder.htm

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LEGEND ,
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see:

http://www.computer-darkroom.com/lr2_find_folder/find-folder.htm

 

and

https://www.lightroomqueen.com/how-move-lightroom-to-new-computer/

 

Just another Adobe customer; My Sys; APP: LRC 10.0, PS 22.0; CMP: WIN WS 16GB OS 10 v1909 (18363), mid 2015 MBPr 15” 16GB MACOS 10.15.7; 4K EXT DSPY; CAM: Canon 5D Mk III, Fuji X-T3

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Can you see any duplicates caught by LRC in your new Catalog?

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