searched the whole drive,
Does this mean you used your operating system's search feature to find the files in the folder, by file name?
Or does it mean something else? Please be specific about exactly what you did.
I'm working with mac so I used the spotlight search, but didn't get any result on folders or images. I searched on my hard drive as welll as on my external hard drive. I know exactly where the folder has been and it's truly just disappeared. I have no idea why, to me it seems like a bug...
Seems like a bug to me too, similar to the bugs that have been reported previously regarding moving folders and they just vanishLightroom deletes photos while moving
In the future, you might want to consider moving (but not renaming) outside of Lightroom and reconnecting inside of Lightroom via: Adobe Lightroom - Find moved or missing files and folders
Thanks for your quick response! I see the problem. Hopefully I'm able to recover them. I mean I have a backup of Lightroom itself but not from the pictures yet unfortunately....