This would be easier if there was a good way to respond to the responses. I am using windows 7. I lost the link to my hard drive. See previous post. The old connection was marked as K drive. Now the drive shows up as G drive. My computer now won't accept the letter K. In Lightroom, all of the files on the drive are listed as missing.
After posing my question here, I called Adobe support.
The Technician informed me that my computer had been hacked and was a train wreck. 60-65% of my photos have been encrypted. Sometime someone might remove them. I need something called Cryptolocker to save them. This would cost me $499.00. I wanted to think about this a bit before I committed. By the time I escaped from the clutches of Adobe, my computer wouldn't reboot. I called up Dell support and after a ton of work, the computer is back on line, but they couldn't help me with Adobe software.
I hope this is not typical behavior of Adobe. I should have chosen different software it seems. My question is, How can I save decades worth of photos from destruction?
Sounds like who ever you called was not Adobe but some scammers pretending to be Adobe.
The easy way to keep your drive letters of external drives from being changed by windows is to use a letter L or higher.
Otherwise, just right-click on one of the top-most folders in LR Folders panel, select "relocate" or "find missing" and tell LR where the folder(s) now are.
You can't click on folders that aren't there.