Locate & save smart preview / DNG from LR catalog

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sirhawkeye64 Senior Member • Posts: 1,736
Locate & save smart preview / DNG from LR catalog

I have (in my LR catalog) one photoshoot where I no longer have the RAW files (wasn't that important of a shoot--just went out for a day, shooting).

Anyway, all I have left is the smart previews in LR (the RAW files are gone, which sucks but again, this wasn't an important shoot as it was more documenting than creative composition, so I'm OK with just the smart previews). Is there a way that I can extract and get the DNG/smart preview file so I can back it up somewhere (and possibly import it into another program that reads DNG files)?

I see that the LR renames the files and sorts them in the Previews / Smart Previews folder within the Lightroom file /folder structure on my PC.

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