I was using Lightroom last week and was using 'select all' to apply some develop settings to all the image files.
I clicked on another file in the timeline so I could delete it but in Lightroom it has a "secondary highlight". If you highlight all the files, apply settings to them and then click on a single file it shows the single file in focus, but the other still highlighted in a slightly lighter colour.
That given, I thought I was selecting just one file to delete from disk but didn't notice all of them were still highlighted. I deleted them all from disk.
I went to the recycle bin and restored them in the hope that it would bring them back. They did not show in the Lightroom library and shortly after something caused them to completely disappear from disk and I had to begin the whole editing process again.
Is there any way I can easily restore images if they are accidentally deleted from disk?
I'm not looking for ways to restore files. I need to know of there's a way to undo a mass delete from disk whilst also restoring the Lightroom edits.