What do you mean by "Under the "files" location for the EHD".
What kind of computer are you using?
Is the EHD seen in the File Manager for the OS you are using?
Please post a screen shot of the full LR Library module window.
Are you talking about Lightroom Classic CC or Lightroom CC or something else? Please state the EXACT VERSION NUMBER of your Lightroom (do not use words like "up-to-date" or "current", we need the version NUMBER).
and then after editing in lightroom the photos were exported as a jpg to my EHD
In general, Lightroom will not recognize exported photos; so you'd have to import these exported photos to get Lightroom to recognize them; or next time you can select the option when you do the export to include the exported photos in your catalog. (perhaps this option got accidentally unchecked?)
I am using Windows 7 and Lightroom CC (classic) 2015
Here is a screenshot showing the lightroom "Catalog" and all pictures that i have stored on my EHD.
Note you only see a couple of folders (2017 & 2018) with a few pictures in them listed under my Passport G (WD Passport). I have previously imported many pictures from my camera card into lightroom, performed my eidts in lightroom and then saved them as a jpg on my hardrive using the Ctrl + shift + E function. I have always been able to see these photos in folders and able to open them again in lightroom as wanted. You also can see another list of files from another WD Passport EHD that i do not have coneected at this time. when i plug this in all these photos are present.
So i do not understand your reply to me. thanks for your patience i am an amateur user.
A lot depends on how you configured the export. One of the options is to add the exported images to the catalog. If you chose that option then the exported images will be listed in the catalog. Otherwise, they will be in the folder that you chose but will not be shown in Lightroom. I normally only keep my master images in Lightroom and don't worry about keeping track of exported copies in the catalog.
ok, I guess I am still not communicating correctly - I think what I am meaning to say is that when I import my photos from my camera card using lightroom typically they are converted from NEF files to DNG files which I send to my EHD and those are what I see in the files in lightroom typically. Those have all been there in the past, but now are gone for this particular EHD with the exception of those that are appearing in the screen shot I sent (folders 2017 and 2018). When I go to my actual EHD and look for all of the missing folders and those I expect to see in lightroom, all of the NEF and XMP files for all of these photos are present, along with any jpg edits i had performed on them.
Hope this makes better sense!
All the folder on your I: drive are showing as missing.
Open the File Manager for Windows, File Explorer, and see if the I drive is showing up and that it has the same drive letter, the letter I ( i ).
If it isn't showing up in File Explorer then it could have failed. If it is showing up but has a different drive letter then you will need to change the drive letter so it shows up as drive I.
I'm sorry what do you mean by the H drive is not showing up? It is right there above the I drive.
Do you mean when you try to import images from it, it is not showing up in the import dialog windows Source section?
Ok this is after you Export some images and Save them on the H: external drive.
You need to click the Export button and expand the export dialog as large as you can and post a screen shot of it. Like this.
I suspect you don't have the option checked to Add to This Catalog. It is in the Export Location section right at the top of the export dialog window.
Also in that dialog window check where exactly your exports are going.
I have found the missing files and have the issue corrected - thanks for all of your input!!
Would you mind explaining where and how you found them?
they were showing up as unrecognized under a different named EHD i had used in the past and which i hadn't noticed