Your photos are on your hard disk(s) somewhere, in the location you stored them, or in the location you instructed Lightroom to store them.
Thank you for your reply. I have been backing up my entire computer and when I follow anything having to do with Lightroom I am not finding actual photos. I hope to find the photos that have been backed up along with updates to them that my wife has been performing during her edits. Found Lightroom 2 catalog Previews/Lrdata. Could that be it?
Previews.LRData does not contain your photos.
I suggest you use your operating system to search your hard disk(s) for one (or more) of your photos, by file name.