It’s been a loooong time since my Lightroom catalog has corrupted. But for some reason, soon after upgrading to Lightroom 10, it did! Maybe it had something to do with a bug in the update? Regardless of what caused it, the fact of the matter is . . . it corrupted. So I’m glad I had a backup, and that that backup was only just a day or two old!
So, just a reminder to keep your Lightroom catalog backed up. I remember thinking not too long ago, “I can’t remember the last time my LR catalog corrupted. I wonder if it actually ever will.”
I only lost one evening’s worth of work. And even then, since I had the “Automatically write changes into XMP” option checked in the Catalog Settings, it was mainly just how things were organized in the catalog that was lost, and not so much actual edits.
With spring now blooming around us, and as we find ourselves spending more time taking and editing pictures, let us remember to take a little extra time to keep things backed up too. Lenspiration Members can learn more about how I keep my stuff backed up in the video, How I Back Up My Photos.
Hope of Summer
Countryside near Cheshire, Connecticut
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