.LRSMCOL File Recovery

Have files been deleted due to a user’s error or software error? Have you formatted a disk by accident and need to know how to recover the files? Read our .LRSMCOL file recovery guide for Windows, MacOS, Android and IOS in 2024.

LRSMCOL File Recovery

What is a .LRSMCOL file?

Settings file created by Lightroom, a photo editing program; stores settings for a Smart Collection, which categorizes digital photos based on user-specified criteria; helps organize large amounts of photos into manageable groups.

What Are Common Causes of ".LRSMCOL" Files Lost or Failure?

There are several common causes for ".LRSMCOL" files lost or failure:

  1. Accidental deletion: Users may accidentally delete the ".LRSMCOL" files while cleaning up their system or organizing their files.
  2. File system corruption: File system corruption can occur due to various reasons like sudden power outages, improper system shutdowns, hardware issues, or software conflicts. This can lead to the loss or failure of ".LRSMCOL" files.
  3. Virus or malware attacks: Malicious software can infect and corrupt files on a computer, including ".LRSMCOL" files. Viruses or malware can delete or modify these files, making them inaccessible or unusable.
  4. Software or hardware issues: Problems with the software or hardware used to create or open ".LRSMCOL" files can cause them to fail or become corrupted. This can include issues with the application used to create the files, compatibility issues with the operating system, or hardware failures.
  5. Disk errors: Physical errors on the storage device where the ".LRSMCOL" files are stored can lead to data corruption or loss. This can occur due to bad sectors on the hard drive, disk fragmentation, or other disk-related issues.
  6. Unintended formatting: Accidentally formatting the storage device containing the ".LRSMCOL" files can result in their loss. Formatting erases all data on the disk, including the ".LRSMCOL" files.
  7. Software or system updates: Sometimes, updating software or the operating system can cause compatibility issues with existing files, including ".LRSMCOL" files. This can lead to their failure or loss.
  8. Human error: Human error, such as improper handling of files, incorrect file operations, or accidental overwriting, can also result in the loss or failure of ".LRSMCOL" files.

To prevent the loss or failure of ".LRSMCOL" files, it is recommended to regularly backup important files, use reliable antivirus software, avoid abrupt system shutdowns, and be cautious while handling files and performing file operations.

How to recover lost ".LRSMCOL" files?

Sometimes while working with a computer, laptop or other stationary or mobile devices, you may encounter various bugs, freezes, hardware or software failures, even in spite of regular updates and junk cleaning. As a result, an important ".LRSMCOL" file may be deleted.

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By no means should you think that the only way to recover a ".LRSMCOL" file is always to create it once more.

Use programs for recovering ".LRSMCOL" files if a file was lost after accidental or deliberate deleting, formatting the memory card or the internal storage, cleaning the storage device, after a virus attack or a system failure.

Programs to recover ".LRSMCOL" files

Looking for a way to get files back? In cases when files were deleted and they cannot be restored by using standard operating system tools, use Hetman Partition Recovery.

Partition Recovery™ 4.9
The tool recovers data from any devices, regardless of the cause of data loss.

Follow the directions below:

  1. Download Hetman Partition Recovery, install and start the program.

  2. The program will automatically scan the computer and display all hard disks and removable drives connected to it, as well as physical and local disks.

    File Recovery Software
  3. Double-click on the disk from which you need to recover ".LRSMCOL" files, and select analysis type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Analysis Type
  4. When the scanning is over, you will be shown the files for recovery.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Files that Can be Restored
  5. To find a file you need, use the program’s interface to open the folder it was deleted from, or go to the folder "Content-Aware Analysis" and select the required file type.

    Hetman Partition Recovery - Deep Scan
  6. Select the files you have been looking for and click "Recovery".

    File Recovery Software - Files List for Recovery
  7. Choose one of the methods for saving the files and recover them.

    Saving recovered files in Hetman Partition Recovery

How to open file with ".LRSMCOL" extension?

Looking for how to open a stereo adobe Lightroom Smart Collection Settings File image file file?

Programs that open ".LRSMCOL" files

Adobe Lightroom CC 2019 Adobe Lightroom CC 2019
Adobe Lightroom CC 2019 Adobe Lightroom CC 2019

Additional Information

  • File type: Adobe Lightroom Smart Collection Settings File

  • File extension: .LRSMCOL

  • Developer: Adobe Systems

  • Category: Settings Files

  • Format: N/A


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Vladimir Artiukh

Author: Vladimir Artiukh, Technical Writer

Vladimir Artiukh is a technical writer for Hetman Software, as well as the voice and face of their English-speaking YouTube channel, Hetman Software: Data Recovery for Windows. He handles tutorials, how-tos, and detailed reviews on how the company’s tools work with all kinds of data storage devices.

Oleg Afonin

Editor: Oleg Afonin, Technical Writer

Oleg Afonin is an expert in mobile forensics, data recovery and computer systems. He often attends large data security conferences, and writes several blogs for such resources as xaker.ru, Elcomsoft and Habr. In addition to his online activities, Oleg’s articles are also published in professional magazines. Also, Oleg Afonin is the co-author of a well-known book, Mobile Forensics - Advanced Investigative Strategies.


Questions and answers

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    The purpose of ".LRSMCOL Recovery" is not clear as it does not seem to be a recognized term or acronym in the technology or recovery field. It is possible that it could be a specific term or process used in a particular software or system that is not widely known.

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  • Can ".LRSMCOL Recovery" be used for all types of data loss scenarios, or are there limitations to its effectiveness?

    ".LRSMCOL Recovery" is a fictional term and does not refer to any specific data recovery software or technique. Therefore, it is not possible to determine its effectiveness or limitations. To assess the effectiveness of a data recovery solution, it is important to consider factors such as the type of data loss, the storage media involved, the cause of data loss, and the capabilities of the recovery software or service.

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