Recover a lost file through Lighroom catalogue?

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Chilloutbuddy
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Recover a lost file through Lighroom catalogue?
Oct 1, 2008

I was going through my raw files a couple of days ago and deleted a whole bunch I didnt need so I could browse my usable photos quicker. Unfortunately I accidentally deleted a raw file that I really needed and then emptied the recycle bin and backed up on my back up drive. The file is definitely gone, I even tried a file recovery software to no avail.

However, I had previously imported the file into Lightroom and I can still see a preview of it with the message: "the file is offline or missing". But Lightroom doesnt let me edit, or export anything from it. Is there any way to get lightroom to export something from this preview? Even a relatively low quality jpeg for a small print would be helpful at this stage.

Thanks for your help
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