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Digichick1000
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Lost thumbnails

Aug 20, 2012 11:37 AM

Tags: #lightroom_4

Hello

 

I seem to have lost my thumbnail images.  Fortunately all the originals are on my external hardrive.

 

Lightroom is suggesting they are in a particular folder (on internal HD)  when they are not (all on external HD)

 

This is what it looks like when I find the folder (in the correct place).  I'm unable to select anything.  LR seems to recoginise that these are duplicates.

 

lightroom2.jpg

 

Hope someone can make a straightforward suggestion.  Either way I know it's going to be a tedious job to reinstate everything. 

 

And before you ask I haven't backed up my catalogue in a while *hangs head in shame*

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Yves

 

ps.  In the meantime I'll be creating a new catalogue.

 
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  • Currently Being Moderated
    Aug 20, 2012 6:12 PM   in reply to Digichick1000

    try syncing your photos, with the folder that is correct. it will resync up your catalogue and update it for lightroom.

     

    Synchronize folders

     

    When you synchronize folders, you have the option of adding files that have been added to the folder but not imported into the catalog, removing files that have been deleted, and scanning for metadata updates. The photo files in the folder and all subfolders can be synchronized. You can determine which folders, subfolders, and files are imported.

    1. In the Folders panel, select the folder you want to synchronize.
    2. Choose Library > Synchronize Folder.
    3. In the Synchronize Folder dialog box, do any of the following:
      • To import photos that appear in the folders but have not been imported in the catalog, select Import New Photos. If you select Show Import Dialog Before Importing, you can specify which folders and photos are imported.
      • To remove photos that have been deleted from the folder but not from the catalog, select Remove Missing Photos From Catalog. If this option is dimmed, no files are missing. (You can choose Show Missing Photos to display the photos in Grid view.)
      • To scan for any metadata changes made to the files in another application, choose Scan For Metadata Updates.
    4. Click Synchronize.
    5. If the Import Photos dialog box opens, specify the folders and files you want to import, and then click Import.
    6. Digichick1000 wrote:

       

      Hello

       

      I seem to have lost my thumbnail images.  Fortunately all the originals are on my external hardrive.

       

      Lightroom is suggesting they are in a particular folder (on internal HD)  when they are not (all on external HD)

       

      This is what it looks like when I find the folder (in the correct place).  I'm unable to select anything.  LR seems to recoginise that these are duplicates.

       

      lightroom2.jpg

       

      Hope someone can make a straightforward suggestion.  Either way I know it's going to be a tedious job to reinstate everything. 

       

      And before you ask I haven't backed up my catalogue in a while *hangs head in shame*

       

      Thanks in advance.

       

      Yves

       

      ps.  In the meantime I'll be creating a new catalogue.

    as long as you do have all the images in your "correct" folder, once you sync it will reflect what you have in your folder/harddrive.

     

    janelle

     
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