All pix are now on my external HD. The question mark showed up on my pix in LR.
I did right click to show in finder and it directed me to my external HD which was connected.
However, it didn't find it by itself. I had to directed to straight to the folder and it still didn't see it.
Can you take me through the steps please.
If you want Lightroom to keep track of your images then you have to use Lightroom to move them. Even though Explorer/Finder is called by Lightroom, you are using the operating system to move the files. In the library module, the folder that contained those images should also display "?" Which indicates that Lightroom no longer knows where those images are located. Right click on that folder and you will be presented with options that will enable you to point Lightroom to the appropriate folder on your HD.
Whenever you have to make changes or move the pictures make sure you use the lightroom for this.
However when you pulled the files from Desktop to Hard Disk the catalog is trying to find the files at the default locations.
The ? mark is the sign of this. Hence please follow the links below which will be helpful.
This is a screen shot I hope you can see. I attached my HD and did the right click. I didn't know I had to steer LR exactly to the folder on my HD. I thought it sees it. In any case I think I showed it as seen on the left but there are still "question marks (??)" Please help and I appreciate your earlier comments. Penni