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| p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Lightroom woes and client photos might be missing...help? |
I had been using lightroom for PP and file management for upwards of a year. Starting in October, lightroom started acting funny and against my better judgment I didn't back everything up and reinstall. Well, I've now learned that I've got several corrupt windows files and it's nearly impossible to get into windows, even in safe mode. I did not want to use any system recovery due to new client photos that I've recently loaded into Lightroom. Lightroom is now 100% inaccessible.
So I've got two questions and wondering how to proceed if someone could guide me.
I've got to reinstall windows, but I've had lightroom set up to auto import and need to retrieve all pertinent lightroom files. What is the best method of transferring those files to something like an external hard drive? If I am to understand correctly, the catalog file does not house my photos themselves, but is more of a file dedicated to file management of said photos. So with lightroom out of the question at the moment, do I save the catalog file itself or do I need to save the catalog file and the actual photo files? Sorry if this seems redundant, I'm in a daze because I'm not the best at lightroom. Any help or advice on retaining my files is greatly appreciated.