Hard Drive on laptop was full. Using Lightroom I exported pics to a portable hard drive. Then I deleted all the pics on the laptop (they are still on another backup remote drive).
Now all the pics on my remote drive have exclamation points...unable to find file. Since I wiped them off my laptop am I screwed?
Sounds like you are working in Lightroom Classic instead of CC. You can reconnect the images by right (or control) clicking the folder they are in on the folders panel (left side) and selecting "update folder location" and then pointing to the new folder they are in.