Time Machine: Bad Lightroom Import: Reverse somehow or Restore?

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Time Machine: Bad Lightroom Import: Reverse somehow or Restore?
Jun 3, 2012

I was trying to remedy a nasty catalog issue in LR4 but importing the picture folder from an external HD.

I must not had the prevent duplicate box checked because I ended up with a 41K import of mostly duplicates.

I bought the Lightroom plugin dupes but all that did was round up all my duplicates but didn't separate the originals and I cannot go through 41,000 images and sort through the lot.

QUESTION: How do I use my Time machine backup to fix this mother of all disasters?

I don't want to screw stuff up.

I caught S* yesterday for posing a similar question on an unrelated matter on a different forum but needed help and I am happy to hear from different sources for solutions.....

Thanks in advance!

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