If the folders have question marks on them, you can right-click on a folder and select Find Missing Folder and select the folder's new location. This will connect all photos in the folder. If you do this on the parent folder, then the parent and all-subfolders will have their photos connected.
ok they all have ?'s so it sounds like Im close to a solution. I want all 15,000+ pics I have back into LR5 library. They have been there before. Ok so that did find most but not all picks. Im still looking for some.
Ok so that did find most but not all picks. Im still looking for some.
Can you explain this further, provide lots of details? Can you show us screen captures of an example?
DJ has you pointed in the correct direction.
You need to fix all the "missing" folders before you try to fix the missing images.
If on Windows, check to see if the drive letter changed.
Fixing the top-most "missing" folder will fix all the folders under it.
Ok I give up. My file structure is all jazzed up. I have spent 5 hours today trying unsuccessfully to get back to using LR5 but apparently Im not smart enough. Thats why I stopped using LR to begin with and switched to elements. Id rather spend my time making cool pictures with what I have instead of trying to find a file in a sea of files. Call me stupid, thats ok I already have. but LR and photoshop are not for amateurs. Thanks for your help DJ but i am helpless