will i find adjustments on backup ?

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guido.coza

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Hi all
As it looks I left my external drive with my pics in a hotelroom and the staff " did not" find it!!
Luckely I have all pics twice backed up. The question is will the backup have all adjustments?
I thought I could open a pic that is on the missing drive, LR will tell me it cant find the file if I want to look for it myself, and point it to the identical file on the connected backup drive. Will this work??
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Yes, that will work. You may even be able to do it for an entire folder instead of a single image.
 

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Let us know how you go, I am interested in this type of situation too and any lessons learned arising.
 

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The one folder was easy to find and sync. I than looked for another pic and pointed to the main folder "my Pic.." wich contains 5+k images.
My 16gb ram iMac is busy since yesterday to "sync folder" and uses 15,7gb of its ram.
 
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I'm afraid you are using the wrong method. I thought that you knew what you were doing because you talked about 'pointing it to the identical file on the backup', but now you are talking about synchronizing a folder. That is not correct, because that will most likely import all the images again (that is why it takes so long). What you should have done is right-click the folder and choose 'Find Missing Folder' (if Lightroom says the folder is missing) or 'Update Folder Location'. That takes just a few seconds...
 

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Yes Johann you are right!! I should have told Ginger man. The initial pointing to the file was strait forward and easy.
With the Sync. I wanted to check for myself if and how many files are differ/missing on the back-up! I'm sorry for the confusion. As soon as it is done(did not think it would take THAT long) i will cancel the process NOT to import duplicates
 
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