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Old April 20th, 2016, 03:47 PM
Antonio Correia Antonio Correia is offline
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Default I am in trouble as I accidently erased all my keywords

I accidently erased all my keywords. I even do not know how I did it. Of course I clicked the erase button thinking I was erasing a photo from a collection.
I have a back up a month old but meanwhile I have not backed-up everything.

When I realized I had erased the keywords I did some "un-dos" but no results whatsoever !

Any help please ? Thank you.

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Old April 20th, 2016, 04:33 PM
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Hi, Antonio,

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I accidentally erased all my keywords.
Bummer!

It would help others here to help you if you could say keywords in what application.

Best of of luck recovering from this.

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Old April 20th, 2016, 11:36 PM
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Depending on how the database is constructed it could be that the keywords are still present in individual images. So pick several keywords you have frequently used and do a search for them on your computer. Hopefully, those records will pop up. Then all you have to do is remember the words you used.

You might have a backup of your hard drive and you could open your file program there. Now what database are you using?

Are you using a Mac? Then are you using "Time Machine"? You can simply go back to the status of your computer a week ago or whatever date you wish.

Good luck!

This is a wake up call!

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Old April 20th, 2016, 11:37 PM
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I accidently erased all my keywords. I even do not know how I did it. Of course I clicked the erase button thinking I was erasing a photo from a collection.
I have a back up a month old but meanwhile I have not backed-up everything.

When I realized I had erased the keywords I did some "un-dos" but no results whatsoever !

Any help please ? Thank you.

Good thing babies do not need keywords!

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Old April 21st, 2016, 02:50 AM
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Thank you guys.
I am using an Apple and working on LR

I have a back-up from last month. However, some data will be lost.
I stopped using Time Machine because it would erase old files. Well, that is the way I think it works. May be wrong.

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Old April 21st, 2016, 12:02 PM
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Thank you guys.
I am using an Apple and working on LR

I have a back-up from last month. However, some data will be lost.
I stopped using Time Machine because it would erase old files. Well, that is the way I think it works. May be wrong.

:)
Good luck, Antonia! Anyway, a beautiful infant balances out one hella of a lot of missing keywords!


In life, things are generally better than you fear but still a little off from we should expect. I choose to over-rejoice on what luck befalls me as I cannot stop every errant pigeons around here from bombing my car as they fly by!

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Old April 21st, 2016, 12:06 PM
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Good luck, Antonia! Anyway, a beautiful infant balances out one hella of a lot of missing keywords!
In life, things are generally better than you fear but still a little off from we should expect. I choose to over-rejoice on what luck befalls me as I cannot stop every errant pigeons around here from bombing my car as they fly by! Asher
Pigeons behave is the same everywhere.

Their poop is corrosive and leaves a stain in the painting of cars.

My problem is solved. I now back-up every day !!! LOL
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Old April 21st, 2016, 12:11 PM
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Hi, Antonio,

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My problem is solved.
Wonderful to hear.
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I now back-up every day !
Good.

In fact, buying an umbrella may magically make it not rain. And if so, it is especially worth the $10.00.

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Old April 21st, 2016, 12:52 PM
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LOL LOL

Perhaps not one umbrella but a couple of them can make the job LOL
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Old April 21st, 2016, 10:14 PM
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So, Antonio,

Tell us how you solved the problem! Also, what can this lesson teach us. Is there something inherently risky with Lightroom. Usually one would expect a warning, Do you really want to erase your entire database of code words?"

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