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Restoring Lightroom backup

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Oct 12, 2021 Oct 12, 2021

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My macbook pro died last week. It was repaired but i received a clean one and was able to restore using my current time machine backup. Lightroom opens up , shows that i have 4600+ pictures but they are all pixelated , and the files location are pending.  I checked my drive and i can see my raw files inside the folder pictures/lightroom CC but lightroom doesn't seem to be linking them . The info show location local and cloud pending.  

 

Mac OS 10.15.7

Lightroom 4.4

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Oct 13, 2021 Oct 13, 2021
Lightroom cloud cannot be restored from a local backup. The local library is just a cache, to speed up the app because it does not need to download something for every small change you make. If a restore is ever necessary, like in your case, it will be done by downloading everything from the cloud again. And that does indeed take time.

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My guess is that you are going to have to wait awhile before it all syncs up.  

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Lightroom cloud cannot be restored from a local backup. The local library is just a cache, to speed up the app because it does not need to download something for every small change you make. If a restore is ever necessary, like in your case, it will be done by downloading everything from the cloud again. And that does indeed take time.

 

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