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Lightroom 3 won't recognize edits in moved files

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by Cetaceous, Aug 16, 2018.

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  1. Cetaceous

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    I recently got a couple of new hard drives. I meticulously moved all my Lightroom files onto the new drives and renamed them so they would have the same drive letters as the previous files.

    When I opened Lightroom I was able to see all my files in their proper places, but my edits all disappeared!

    I reloaded Lightroom from a previous backup, and now (of course) I cannot see my images any more.

    How do I move my files to new hard drives but still keep all my edits intact?
     
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    What were these edits that have disappeared?

    How did you rename the files so the drive letter would the same?
     
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    I renamed the drives to reflect the original letters, so Lightroom would read the files in the same "location" they originally were. Which worked, but all my edits disappeared.

    I think I might have figured it out though. I just reloaded a previous backup (so my edits would return) and then went into each folder that didn't show up correctly and asked it to find the location.

    It's not as neat as I would like it, but my edits are there now and I can see all my files and images.
     
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