How to Restore Lightroom Backup

To restore Lightroom backup, let’s first assume your main catalog is stored at the default location My Documents/My Pictures/Lightroom/Lightroom 2 Catalog.lrcat, and your existing catalog has become corrupted., or deleted. accidentally.

find your backup location at user/pictures/lightroom

First, rename that main catalog (let’s call it Old Catalog for now).

Rename that main catalog

Go to your last dated backup folder and select your catalog, Copy it, then go to to your main catalog folder where your catalog usually is. Paste your copy of the backup catalog into the main catalog folder.

copy your last dated backup and paste it into the backup catalog main folder at user/pictures/lightroom

Now double click on that catalog. You’ve now restored your lightroom backup

double click on that catalog to restore your former backup