3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 1, 2017 3:28 PM by dj_paige

    Lightroom Does not recognize files even after relinking from ! dialog

    Charles Goodwin

      Lightroom treats all images in my library as missing even after I follow the dialog from the missing picture ! and relink.

      I experimented with merging a small folder after Lightroom said the folder already existed (but still would not link to it).

      LIGHTROOM THEN CREATED A NEW FOLDER FOR THE ENTIRE EXTERNAL DRIVE I USE FOR MY LIBRARY AND MOVED SOME IMAGES THERE.

      Thus in the Lightroom Library panel on the left in addition to Batik 2 (my external drive) There is also Batik 2.1. Lightroom will recognize and work with the few images there, but not the main library itself on Batik.

      Batik 2.1 does not appear in the Mac Finder. It is a directory structure that exists only in Lightroom.

       

      I don't want to loose all the edits I have made to Photos throughout my catalog.

       

      I have tried resetting preferences and yesterday performed an update to the latest version on Lightroom in the Creative Cloud.

       

      I am traveling and have a complete backup of all photos prior to my trip at home (get back on Saturday). I could switch to that backup library as my main library (the external drive name is different) but am not sure this will fix the problem and don't want to ruin the backup. I have simply have to add the new photos.

       

      I caused the problem by removing the external drive while it was finishing making previews after importing by adding. Stupid I know. I thought I was pulling out the card reader which I had ejected.

       

      Any help that would save my work and allow me to work with my new images would be invaluable.

       

      Thank you