Someone has a misunderstanding about Lightroom and its import process. Importing images into Lightroom does not mean that Lightroom ingests those images. The import process is one of telling Lightroom where to store the images on the hard drive. Then Lightroom keeps track of those images in that folder location and associates the adjustments with the image. If the images were imported in the normal way, they should be located in a folder on the hard drive.
If you are saying that the images were simply imported while remaining on the card (I didn't think Lightroom would do that) then if they weren't copied to the hard drive you won't have the images. Just the previews.
Thanks. I was getting and incorrect description of what was done. I have found the pics. Looks like she renamed the Sub Directory after import.
If you right-click on the folders "?" on them there is an option to find missing folders Or update the folder location. Choose one of those options and you can browse and find the folder that has been renamed. I'm not sure what to say about the other catalog. You might check the permissions on the folder containing your catalog and make sure that it isn't marked for read-only.
Got it thanks. I'm not sure what the deal is with Cat 1, but in the end, I don't think it matters.
Thanks for your help!