So I'm going through some images in Lightroom, found one that I wanted to re-work a bit, and came across this Error: "File appears to be unsupported or damaged" What?
My initial thought was that maybe it was just some funky Lightroom thing. After all, I did just upgrade my Lightroom to the latest version. So I first tried to open the file with other applications. Photoshop, On1, Luminar... Nothing would open it. The file was corrupt. Damn.
So I thought I would take some time to write about the importance of backing up your images. I will explain how I am set up and my workflow. I am not saying that this is the best or the only way to do it, but it works for my budget.
I have two external hard drives - Drive 'A" and Drive 'B' In the most basic terms, images are stored on 'A' get copied to 'B' and are backed up to a cloud based service.
So now the steps:
That's it! That's how I backup my files.
Oh - and that corrupt file? First I tried copying the file from 'B' to 'A' but that didn't work. So I logged onto, and restored the file from BackBlaze. Took a total of about 5 minutes. Sweet!