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Numpty rookie error

hillbum

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Windows 10, macOS 10.14 Mojave
Cold sweats and panic have now subsided, I post this as a warning for others, on the assumption there maybe other numpties like me out there.
In a bid to clear some space on my MacBook Pro 15" I have today been removing and deleting unwanted/unused apps and folders on my system.
You can guess, I managed to DELETE the wrong Lightroom app.

I have (had) Lightroom Classic/Lightroom 6/Lightroom Web and Lightroom cloud-based photo service on my MacBook. As I only now use the newer Lightroom Classic CC (on subscription) I thought I'd get rid of the others. Instead of deleting what I thought were the unwanted Lightrooms, I managed to uninstall my LR Classic!!

Resolved problem by downloading Class CC again and using backup .lcat file. Note to self and any other numpties DON'T DELETE , double check and uninstall when you are absolutely sure and of course after you backup your .lcat daily. Tomorrow, it's my Windows 10 system's turn.

I blame Adobe, this wouldn't have happened (maybe) if they named their software in a more understandable way, too many apps called Lightroom.
 

hillbum

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One addition for all to note from my earlier post on deleting LR:
PLEASE NOTE if deleting or removing LR, you will also lose any plug-ins you had originally installed. Remember to store your plug-ins in a folder, so that you can re-install after loading LR again.
Fortunately for me, I had retained most of my plug-ins, but sadly not all.
Chris
 
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One addition for all to note from my earlier post on deleting LR:
PLEASE NOTE if deleting or removing LR, you will also lose any plug-ins you had originally installed. Remember to store your plug-ins in a folder, so that you can re-install after loading LR again.
Fortunately for me, I had retained most of my plug-ins, but sadly not all.
Chris
Chris

They should be part of your backup plan (what if the disk failed?)

 
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Assuming that you really mean plugins, I'd recommend not installing plugins in the program folders. It's far better to put them elsewhere, for instance on Dropbox. This means they are available to all your computers, and you only need to update then once.
 
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