Goto the Library module.
Click on the "previous import" collection in the left pane.
That should reset your film strip to everything in the previous import.
Check out the Folders list, also in the left pane. You might want to do some "show parent folder" if you have troubles locating the folders in the tree.
I greatly appreciate your help. LR makes it easy to start to work, before one learns it's file-handling methods. I need to go back and learn them!
I had already tried the previous import. Since I added a few more shots and that's the previous import I find. However the missing pix are still missing.
I looked but saw no buttons to show parent folders. However, I know my file system and I don't think the problem is there.
Sorry but I'm still lost, but thanks for trying.
Can you find the photos following these two steps:
- Go to the Catalog panel on the left, click on "All Photographs"
- Search for one of the desired photos by file name
You only see the "Show Parent Folder" option if you right-click on a folder that has a hidden parent folder. Otherwise that option won't be there. Here's something to try. In the library module, go to the library menu and make sure the option to show photos in subfolders is checked. Then, click on the top most folder in your folder structure. Now you can scroll through the images and, hopefully, find one of those missing images. When you do, right-click on that "missing" image and choose "go to folder in library." That should put that folder in your library folder tree (I hope). Or you could click on all photographs and look for one of the missing images in the same way and try my suggestion.
I’m not sure what or how I did it, but I have recovered my “hidden” pictures. Thanks much for your ideas and assistance!