I just recently installed and set up Lightroom. Today, I had to reorganize some images on one of my websites. I forgot all about Lightroom and did it manually, dragging them from one folder to another on my hard drive.
The good news is it was amazingly easy to figure out how to fix it in Lightroom - for the most part.
However, I have a handful of images in a few folders that are causing problems. For example, I have a folder @ images/sections/people/home that now displays just home image in Lightroom when there should be TWO images. No problem; I have a master copy of these images on my desktop. So I decided to simply import the missing image. However, it won't let me import the image, telling me the image is already in Lightroom. But I can't find it in Lightroom, nor can I find it in Finder. (I'm using a Mac.)
Does anyone have any tips for restoring these images? Thanks.
I guess I answered my own question by continuing to play around, adding, deleting and importing images until I got back to square one. So I'll close this question, unless anyone has some tips to make the process go smoother.
Here's a guide what to do: Adobe Lightroom - Find moved or missing files and folders
Do not move folders or photos from Explorer/Finder except if you know exactly what you do. Always move things around from within LR.
Reimporting is never a good idea because you then loose everything you have done with a photo (except if you have saved it to XMP before).