Lightroom 6/CC: Accidentally deleted all my recognised faces

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I accidentally deleted all my recognised faces. Is there now a way to rescan my entire catalogue?
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Sandro Süß

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John Ellis

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Moderator, this should be merged with this topic: http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...
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Simon Chen, Principal Computer Scientist

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I am interested to know the details of your accident that deleted all your recognized faces, to see if there is a way for Lightroom to make the accident harder to happen.
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Sandro Süß

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It happened when I was scanning my entire catalogue.It jerked a little while I tried to assign the faced and then I went a little too fast on the delete cross...
The full scan didn't finish yet, so I still get new faces, but not the ones I deleted.
But I think the easiest way to solve this problem would be to just add a function where you can rescan a folder or collection.
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David Hein

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As a workaround (until Adobe take this feature out of beta), you can rotate images and it should re trigger face recognition.