Lightroom: Hard Drive Crashed, Recovered files but can not find LR Catalog file

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Our computer totally crashed yesterday after some windows update was sent out. We used a recovery program to recover what we thought was our entire hard drive but we can not locate the LR3 catalog in the recovery files. We have searched for ..lrcat files and none are showing. Unfortunately after I upgraded to LR3 I never did a back up to my external HD and the last backup I have was from 1/11 and it my LR2 catalog. All of my original pictures are on my external drive, I'm sort of anal about that, but I have spent countless hours in LR making adjustments, tagging and rating pictures that I would love to recover. Any ideas? It really seems like all of our information was still on our computer and I"m having a hard time believing that the LR catalogs could be missing from that data.

Thanks for your help. I would really love to recover this catalog.

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Tracey Edmonds

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