Hi chaps, I realised a couple of weeks ago that, somehow, my default location for Lroom photos had been changed to be in my fonts folder, don't know how I did it but anyway, to cut a long story short I wanted to get it back into my photos folder (I'm on a Mac) ... so, of course, I screwed up and 'couldn't find a load of images. So I've spent an hour or two locating evrything (I hope) and would now like to consolidate matters and tidy up. I think I now have two locations where stuff is hidden away, 'photos' and 'fonts' ... is it just a case of making a new backup of the whole catalogue or is there a more elegant way please ?
Making a new backup catalog will not help.
You need to use Lightroom methods to reconnect the photos in Lightroom. See these instructions: http://www.computer-darkroom.com/lr2_find_folder/find-folder.htm
Thanks for your post dj - it has helped me sort it out.