last week I went and did a photo shoot of some of my nieces and nephews and I absolutely loved the images I had to the point where I finally printed a photo that I had taken as I had never done that before. when taking the images I used tethered capture on light room I have done this before and never had an issue.
today I have logged onto my computer turned on light room to find out that for some reason my catalogue named KIDZ_1 has all the images in it as I wanted but when I tried to start editing every image in the folder says "image cannot be used because original copy could not be found would you like to locate it?" so I clickon the locate button and it takes me to my photo folder on my computer then I find the light room back up and click on the date 22nd of fed which the images were taken on and found it then says that the images still cannot be used.
I'm using a HP pavilion laptop with windows 10 on It please say that somebody can help me as I'm going to be absolutely gutted if I loose all these images as I was just about to finish editing them and then export them and send the rest of them to be printed help please
Your original photo files are not in your Catalog file or in your Backup Catalog files, they are some where on your hard drive where they were when you "added" them or "copied" them to, on import into the Catalog. (the Catalog file is a data based file with info about where the original files are located and all the work you have done with them in Lightroom, if the original files are moved/deleted from outside Lightroom the connect to the Catalog will be lost)
Have a look at the site below for help.