I upgraded a lr5cat file to be compatible with my new CC membership and now my photos won't load. I am a novice with LR but I saved out my lrcat files from a computer onto an external hard drive thinking I was being safe and secure by backing up my photos and while I can see a preview of all of the photos when I click "develop" it says photo not found. Can someone tell me what I am doing wrong? Did I completely mess this all up?
Click on the Exclamation Sign on the top right side of the Image Thumbnail
Locate that picture on your External harddrive
I did do that and unfortunately it still isn't finding/reading the raw files.
Search your internal hard drive and find where you images are. They are exactly where you placed them when you originally copied or moved them from the camera or cameras memory card to your internal hard drive. If you moved your image files to the external that is why LR can't find them. LR, both 5 and 6, is looking for them on the internal drive where they were before you moved them.