4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 28, 2015 1:52 PM by Mr. Mayor

    The 'Missing Folder" and multiple hard drives

    Mr. Mayor

      I have an iMac, OS 10.7.    I use Lightroom (LR)  5.7.    I have the Mac hard drive (HD), a 1T LaCie external HD, and a 2T Buffalo Linkstation external HD.


      I admit that I did not realize how important it was to do everything in LR until after I moved and deleted images on the hard drives. My goal is to locate my photos and put them in one, happy, place so I can organize and delete the bad ones.


      I understand that I need to Import images into LR from the Desktop or a HD, and know how to do that.


      The problem I have is that I am confused and don't want to make a mistake and lose images.


      For example:

      1. I have a "?" (question mark) on the "Charles pre-web" folder Screen Shot 2015-02-26 at 1.04.03 PM.png
      2. I Right-Click and the "Find Missing Folder…" dialog box displays

      Screen Shot 2015-02-26 at 1.04.51 PM.png

      3. After clicking, the "Desktop" screen displays with many images

      Screen Shot 2015-02-26 at 1.05.16 PM.png


      4. After clicking "Choose" the dialog box asks if I want to merge.

      Screen Shot 2015-02-26 at 1.05.41 PM.png

      5. What do I do and where are these images?


      6. Can I safely delete the folder "?Charles pre-web"?




      I have started adding Collections but need help with the organizing part as well.


      Thank you in advance for any and all help. I am not stupid, just ignorant.