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LR 4, iMac osx 10.8.2 - cannot find originals

Jan 25, 2013 1:34 PM

I have used Lightroom since the first edition.  I understand the (?) and connecting missing links.  I have done it before with no problem.  I have a book and have tried every site I can find but I do not know what the problem is.  I have whole folders of images showing the ? but when I try to locate they are not showing anywhere in my finder.  There is a whole group from August to October 2012.  I am at my wits end.  Have spent two nights on this and am not sleeping.  Where can I go to get some help as to what has happened.  Thank you.

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    Jan 25, 2013 1:54 PM   in reply to WallStShari

    If you cannot find the image in Mac Finder, then they are not on your hard drive.

    Mac Finder (or Explorer on a Windows machine) is THE tool to investigate what is on a hard drive.

    But before you come to conclusions: look everywhere, on every hard drive. Do a search with Mac Finder on your whole system.

    And don't forget the Trash Can.

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    Jan 25, 2013 5:42 PM   in reply to WallStShari

    Yes. But be glad that you had a backup for your images.

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