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Edits not copying over

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  • Rick Sammartino Community moderator

    Do you have sidecars turned off? The sidecars are the backup to preserve your edits when moving files. You should have an .on1 sidecar file for every edited photo.

    Photo Raw has a backup option, but I don't know how useful it will be if you're moving too a new PC. If all of the file paths are the same, it may work.

    Not sure what you mean by filters. Filters are built into the program and not something that needs to be manually moved.

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    You should be able to do a backup the old system then copy the .onbackup file to the new system add do a restore. This assumes your photos are in the same location both systems.

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  • Michelle Pujols

    The filters I meant were the color codes I was using for likes and such.  My albums are gone also.  I just copied my image files to a hard drive and moved them back to my new laptop.  I didn't use a backup program.  I have had problems using backup so have been just using copy.

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    You must not be using the .on1 sidecar files then. They would have contained all that information - your edits, metadata changes, etc. Without them, copying your photo files from one system to the other did exactly that, it copied the unedited files only.

    You don't need a backup program although you are definitely playing with fire without one. It is guaranteed that your drive will eventually fail and without a backup you will loose EVERYTHING. That's a separate issue however.

    The reason you don't have your edits, metadata changes, Albums, etc is because that information was not moved to your new system. The easiest way to do that is to use Photo RAW's Backup & Restore feature as I described above. Backup the old system, move the .onbackup file to the new system, then do a Restore.

    Another is to manually do your own backup. Copy the folder C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\ON1 from the old system to the same location on your new system and you should recover your edits and everything else. The backup function in Photo RAW just creates a .zip file from that folder calling it .onbackup. It is nothing more than a .zip file with a unique extension. You can verify this for yourself by changing the extension to .zip and opening it with a zip file manager.

     

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  • Michelle Pujols

    Thanks for all the help.  I have found the backup file.  Things I thought would make things easy just made them hard.  I will not use on1 backup more often.

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