I replaced my windows PC hard drive with a larger unit and upgraded from WIN 7 to 8.1. Although I can find my LR5 catalog, on both new and old HDD, they only contain my very first imprt photos from LR3, thousands are gone. I've searched all drives for lrcat, all results contain the same few photos. Still have the photo files, but not in Lightroom. Am I missing an obvious solution? Thanks.
Do you have any backups on the older computer that have more images?
Thanks. No. Although I backed up catalog most times in Lightroom, there
is no backup folder or file in Pictures/Lightroom, only the LR 3 catalog.