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Lightroom Book Module_Recovering Lost Book

nIkedoni1a

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I uploaded a book to blurb and had it printed. Upon receipt of the book I noticed I had misspelled a word so I went back into the book module and corrected it. I neglected to click create saved book and now it is missing from my collections. Up until the point that I uploaded it to blurb lightroom always saved it automatically. I suspect that once uploaded to blurb lightroom considers it a done deal and treated my modification as a new book because now it is missing from my collection.
I do have a backup dated one day prior to the day I uploaded it so I know I can go back and see it, my question is how to go back grab the book and then bring it back to today's catalog. I don't want to just start using the older catalog version and lose the work I did between then and now.
 
Solution
Victoria has a blog article (link below) that details a method.
In your case, you would
1) Open the 'Backup' catalog (after extracting from the ZIP) Select and [Right-Click] only the Saved Book Collection in the Collection panel
2) [Export as a Catalog], You do not need to include 'Negative files' in the Catalog Export procedure.
3) re-open your master catalog and [Import from another Catalog] to "bring it back to today's catalog".
RESTORE PARTIAL from backup catalog?
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Awesome! I really thought it was going to be more...
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how to go back grab the book and then bring it back to today's catalog.
Victoria has a blog article (link below) that details a method.
In your case, you would
1) Open the 'Backup' catalog (after extracting from the ZIP) Select and [Right-Click] only the Saved Book Collection in the Collection panel
2) [Export as a Catalog], You do not need to include 'Negative files' in the Catalog Export procedure.
3) re-open your master catalog and [Import from another Catalog] to "bring it back to today's catalog".
RESTORE PARTIAL from backup catalog?
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nIkedoni1a

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Joined
Oct 7, 2008
Messages
48
Location
Orchard Park, NY
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Intermediate
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Classic
Victoria has a blog article (link below) that details a method.
In your case, you would
1) Open the 'Backup' catalog (after extracting from the ZIP) Select and [Right-Click] only the Saved Book Collection in the Collection panel
2) [Export as a Catalog], You do not need to include 'Negative files' in the Catalog Export procedure.
3) re-open your master catalog and [Import from another Catalog] to "bring it back to today's catalog".
RESTORE PARTIAL from backup catalog?
View attachment 16135
Awesome! I really thought it was going to be more convoluted than this. Thank you so much for taking the time to post this explanation.
 
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