I worked 14 hours cleaning up about 2000 plus images for a wedding, renumbered the files as I have done hundreds of times, closed the program copied the compete folder with lr cat and all cr2 files to another drive reopened the same catalog and it can not find renumbered files anywhere searched finder nothing went to the back up folder same exact problem its as if lr4 never renumbered the cr2 files it just lost all the files desparate to get these back do not want to lose all the work I did
What do you mean by renumbered the files.
However, you create a collection of those renumbered files and then export the collection as separate catalog to external drive.
Let me know the outcomes.
I edited all the files in lr4 then renumbered the files as I always do I shut the machine down to take a break came back open the catalog went to export and I got the square box with the question mark saying that the files could not be found the files were numbered 121117ss-0001 etc but when I searched the entire computer all I could see was the original file numbers it was like it never renumbered the files but when the catalog was renumbered the assosication was lost the weirdest thing