Hello, I am working on photos and all of a sudden I get a message on all recently imported photos saying file can not be found. I have not removed external hard drive where the photos are stored and haven't closed the program. Can someone help me guide lightroom to find the hard drive file again please?
I just answered my own question. I added one small change to the file name and it thru the whole thing off. I went back to the original file name and its working just fine.
I think you have added the images from the external drive to Lightroom, therefor need to connect the external drive again in order to edit the image.
When you import the image in Lightroom, it only imports the smart previews of that image, not the entire image, so you have to have original location connected with Lightroom Catalog
Please refer the below link.
Let us know if that helps.