3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 7, 2016 10:28 AM by mistylight25

    Subset of folders stored on hard drive suddenly missing in LR

    mistylight25

      My pictures are stored on an external hard drive. My LR catalog is on my computer (a Macbook Pro). I upgraded from LR 5 to 6 about a month ago. No problems. I use LR a lot, and when I quit it, I always back up the catalog.

       

      For reasons that I don't at all understand, Lightroom is suddenly not showing any photo folders dating from February 2016. That is, photos that I imported before then are all present and accounted for. But all the photos that I imported (and edited!) from February to the present are missing from the Library. I checked the hard drive, and the picture files are still there.

       

      Obviously I do not want to re-import the missing photos (thousands of them) and lose all my edits.  And I can't ask Lightroom to find the missing photos because they don't appear in the Library. I am therefore at a loss as to what to do.