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  • It's Lightroom update time again! New cameras (including the Canon R5/R6), lens profiles and bug fixes, and the ability to disable built-in lens corrections for specific new cameras. Here's the usual list


  1. Laura Smith

    Thoughts on backing up Lightroom cloud?

    I'm finding myself using Lightroom cloud much more than Classic, so I'm looking for workarounds for the things I still use Classic for, to see if I can stop using it completely. One thing I still use Classic for is a local backup. It'd be great to hear your thoughts on the pros and cons of...
  2. R

    Incremental Backup

    Hello, I have my LR Classic (catalog and files, everything except the program itself) on an external disk. Is there a solution to make incremental backups on another external disk?
  3. H

    OneDrive configuration with Lightroom

    Hi Community! I have accessed these forums multiple times to solve queries regarding Lightroom and for that, I want to say many thanks. I have a query regarding using OneDrive with LR for which I have not exactly been able to find an answer. I had a Microsoft 365 Personal account lying around...
  4. T

    Catalog Overload?

    Hi! Been a LR user since 2015. With half a decade worth of files, I am noticing a significant slowing down of LR (especially when backing up). Is it advisable to say, create a separate catalog for archive purposes and have an active working catalog? Or would it just cause more confusion in the...
  5. P

    Backup to Amazon Photos Backup fails

    Amazon Photos comes with a backup option allowing the backup of all files rather than just photos. However, the backup fails because a Lightroom file (which is not always the same file) cannot be backed up because the file is constantly being updated in the background - even when Lightroom is...
  6. mantra

    is there a script to backup lightroom & photoshop preferences under mac osx ?

    Hi is there a script to backup and maybe restore lightroom & photoshop preferences under mac ? i run high sierra and mojave i'm worried about osx permisssion and tons of pages about how to fix osx permissions and tool like onyx i would like to know if i can simply backup zipping the...
  7. K

    About Security

    Hi guyzz, im kinda new to lightroom and starting to build up catalog for my 40k archive, so, one things i cant really understand is, where are catalog settings, such as pick flags, color labels, stars and keywords are stored, to back it up on hdd, because I decided to use smart collections...
  8. philromford

    Catalogs External backup drive letter designation (Windows)

    I have seen mention of when using external drives on Windows PCs, that the drive letter may change when swapping into different PCs. This is something I do. If Windows assigns a different drive letter than that when photos are added to a catalogue, Lightroom cannot find them. The solution is...
  9. LouieSherwin

    Time Machine on a NAS revisited - not recommended

    First I must say that I love Time Machine. It is hands down the easiest backup and restore system I have ever used and I have tried many. It has saved me several times from various disk failures. Time Machine was designed for and works extremely reliably when connected to a local MacOS HSF...
  10. MarcRJacobs

    Backing Up Lightroom CC With Lightroom Classic CC

    Hi; I am running the latest versions of both products as of this date and have a 1TB Photography plan. I have used Lightroom desktop for years and always backed up my catalogs and photos to an alternate drive nightly, and then the alternate drive is synced to Dropbox. This has always worked...
  11. S

    Backup pc/folders

    Hello, I use Robocopy to make a mirror of my internal drives to an external one. Now I have a corrupt DNG file. For some reason, my external drives also have a corrupt dng photo. So my question is, which software do you use to incremental backup your drives to an (external) disk? Extra...
  12. S

    Duplicate Lightroom

    Hi, i want to make a 100% duplicate copy of my catalogue and photos on my macbook pro. I currently have my catalogue on my IMAC hard drive, and my photos on an external HD. i want to be able to access the entire catalogue and photos on my macbook pro, with my photos i on a second external HD...
  13. J

    Catalogs Cloud Catalogue Backup/Sync

    Hi Apologies as I know this has been probably been covered here before. Using Microsoft OneDrive I've recently synchronised my pictures and catalogue between my iMac and my MacBook Pro. To do this I first ensured that the file paths were identical on both computers Macintosh...
  14. C

    Back-up Catalog - Helper.db file query

    As far as I can see, the automated back-up system in LR Classic does not back-up this new(ish) helper.db file, nor does there seem to be a way to change settings to do so. Am I right in thinking it is a bit like previews in that it will be re-created if needed, so there is little or no need to...
  15. S

    dropbox backup question

    I am storing my photos on an external drive, though my lightroom catalog is on my macbook pro laptop. I ran into difficulties trying to back up the external drive using time machine (trying to include it with my full backup), so I thought i would try a different strategy. I looked at dropbox...
  16. S

    backup strategy problem

    to prevent my laptop (macbook pro) from becoming filled with photos, i am downloading them onto a "my passport" 4 TB drive. i had already been using another "my passport" drive for my time machine backups, and when the new one arrived for the photos, i said do not use it for Time Machine...
  17. Shrinath

    Help required for this backup strategy

    Operating System: Mac OS X High Sierra Exact Lightroom Version (Help menu > System Info): 7.2 (Classic) Hi all, Have been using Lightroom classic since more than a year now, but without any backup strategy, until now. Considering that it is better late than never, here is what I am thinking...
  18. S

    Chosen Backup Location Doesn't Stick

    Operating System:OSX High Sierra 10.13.[3] Exact Lightroom Version (Help menu > System Info): Lightroom version: CC 2015.10.1 [ 1117303 ] A while back I set the backup location for the primary catalog to a folder on our NAS as the original on the iMac is copied to a Time Capsule. I thought...
  19. B

    The catalog does not appear to be a valid Lightroom catalog.

    Operating System: High Sierra Exact Lightroom Version (Help menu > System Info): LR 7.01 trial Hello dear experts. Im stuck for 2 full days because LR 7 can't open/import my 5.3 GIG LR 6 catalog, because of unknown error. After my 5K iMac came back from repair with new 3tb fusion drive, Adope...
  20. mikecox

    fails to complete a Catalog backup

    Lightroom version: CC 2015.13 [ 1141928 ] License: Creative Cloud Operating system: Windows 10 Version: 10.0 Lr consistently fails to complete a Catalog backup. The effort ends with as "an error when reading from its preview cache and needs to quit." I've rebooted my computer and made several...
  21. flashpixx

    Catalogs Back Up to a second location

    Operating System: Win 10 Exact Lightroom Version (Help menu > System Info): Lightroom Classic version: 7.0 [ 1140024 ] License: Creative Cloud Operating system: Windows 10 Version: 10.0 Can I automatically back up LR to a second location or do I need to copy and paste? Thank you
  22. J

    closed server

    Hi there, Wondering if I'm the only one getting this. Last few times I've backed up, I return to LR after and there is a message indicating there was a failed attempt to write to a closed server. I look at my backup file and it appears to be about the right size so I don't know if the backup...
  23. P

    Keyword import?

    I have been using Lightroom for 8+ years and I just managed to accidentally delete all my keywords. The keywords were on around 100,000 images and I am just devastated. I was importing some images to my catalog that someone had already keyworded. But of course, everyone keywords a little...
  24. D

    Need help to restore from backup catalog

    I need help. I am very close to publishing a book. I was in the process of making a PDF from Lightroom so I can check edit, etc. I must have touched something else on the Lightroom screen. When the PDF was done, I had my PDF, but all the book had disappeared except a cover with text and no...
  25. LaurelP

    How to open Lightroom with a backup

    Please bear with me because it's hard to ask for specific help when I don't really understand what happened. As best I can figure what happened: I was trying everything I could think of to recover extra space on my computer, including deleting old Time Machine backups, and I decided to...