My computer C: drive died to I reinstalled Windows 10 and LR. Now I need to import my photos. I can't find any of my saved Catalogs. All of the photos have been edited in LR and they all have XMP files. They are organized by date and every day I shot has its own folder. I would like to keep this organization.
This is how it looks in my Folder:
What is the easiest way to import the photos and keep the chronological organization? Thanks!
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Adobe Community Professional, Dec 26, 2020Dec 26, 2020
Rob_Cullen • Adobe Community Professional, Dec 26, 2020Dec 26, 2020
You have posted in the Lightroom-(MOBILE) forum, but- IF I understand you are using Lightroom-CLASSIC or a Perpetual Version (eg. 6.14), then- Import using the 'ADD' option above the main Import window. All your folders and files will remain exactly where they are. Having a Backup Catalog would have been a better answer. https://youtu.be/--nEKNEH_1I?list=PLmXfFxjdp3CHCRpDULlvcaqWfK_zLPWF2
For the last several years the icon for my LR app was LR so when I got my computer working again, after it crashed, I downloaded LR. Later I realized that my old LR was LR Classic. My LR Classic got regular updates but the icon on my computer continued to be LR. When I downloaded LRc, the icon became LRc.
I had kept lots of Backup on drives other than the C: OS drive that crashed but I couldn't find them because it has been years since I set that up and I have several drive.... Eventually I searched my other drives and found several recent Backups. Now everything is working great.