I have a dead Ext. HD and I have had the images on it recovered, but LR cannot find them now. When I hit the ! on the thumbnail, I can 'find missing images' but it will only find one at a time, with me leading it to the back up. I have checked the 'find nearby photos' but this makes no difference. HAs anyone got any ideas for how to find the entire folder containing about 300 images other than one at a time
Does the folder have a question mark?
Right-click (control-click) and choose "Update Folder Location"
Then navigate to the correct folder and LR will automatically update the catalog links for all images in the folder.
Jon has you pointed in the right direction. You need to find all the missing folders before you attempt to find any missing images.
Relocate all the top-level folders, and LR will automatically correct everything under them.