I've gotten myself in trouble. I moved some directories behind LR's back (I know this was a mistake).
because of the "deep" directory structure i use for photos, LR's "find nearby...." doesn't really help me much (it doesn't search "sibling" directories).
for that reason, i think my best option is to recreate the original directory structure that LR thinks should exist... but i can't figure out where LR thinks the files SHOULD be, because it abbreviates the total file path using "..." in the "locate missing file" dialog box, as depicted here:
does anyone know of a way to find the complete "previous location" path? this is windows, btw.
many thanks in advance.
In LR's Folders panel, right click the folder and choose Show Parent Folder. Do this as many times as you need.
Remember also that you can right click a folder and choose Update Folder Location. Assuming you didn't move photos between folders, this could be a faster way to sort out the problem.
Wow, I'm a moron.... of course: totally obvious. thanks very much for taking the time to reply!