HostOS : Mac OS X
LightRoom version : 4.4
I accidentally moved linked files over the past few years, and just discovered (via "Missing Photos" view) that I have 5,000 missing photos.
I know the master photos are on my hard disk drive ... so, that is the good news.
BUT I do not want to have to click to re-link all 5,000 missing photos one at a time.
Is there a way to programmatically get the list of file paths of those 5,000 missing photos on my MacOSX system -- so that I can write an AppleScript to extract the unique image file name from the full file path extracted from LightRoom, locate the image in Finder, and move it back to the expected file path where Lightroom expects to find it?
If most of your reorganization consisted of moving whole folders rather than individual pics, you can quickly relink entire folders, or even folders of folders, rather than individual pics. In the Folders pane on the left, right-click the missing folder and select Find Missing Folder.
If you moved individual files rather than entire folders, then to get a list of the file paths of all the missing files, first do Library > Find All Missing Photos. Then use the ListView plugin to get a list of the photos' file paths into a text file.