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Backing up Catalog

New Here ,
Feb 22, 2020 Feb 22, 2020

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Hello,

I've been searching for a while, on how to backup my lightroom catalog (I believe this has my edits - photo adjustments).

I need to reformat my computer and I didn't want to lose my work.

Every article I see is on how to back up Lightroom Classic.  For this version, I have no clue on how to do this.  The options seem to all be simplified in the new version and I see no reference to "catalog" anywhere.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 22, 2020 Feb 22, 2020
You can't. The catalogue is in the cloud and presumably Adobe have backups for the service, but there's nothing that you as a user can backup and restore.

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 22, 2020 Feb 22, 2020
Just start Lightroom after the computer reformat, log in, and your library will be reconstructed from the cloud.

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You can't. The catalogue is in the cloud and presumably Adobe have backups for the service, but there's nothing that you as a user can backup and restore.

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Thanks for the reply, this seems to be the concensus.

Not really happy with this - I like the idea of having local backups of data, in the case I make a mistake - or if the cloud repository is hacked (happens alot lately!)

Anyways thanks for the answers.

 

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Just start Lightroom after the computer reformat, log in, and your library will be reconstructed from the cloud.

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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