someone please help me! my lightroom has bee "updating" for 3 days and is only on 2% completed. i am worried i have lost over 2k photographs! i am a new photographer and i made the rookie mistake of not backing my potos up. i know they are in lightroom but i cannot find them anywhere on my hard drive.
i dont know what to do or how to update my lightroom faster so i can get back to my photos? SOS
Photos are not 'in' Lightroom. The Lightroom catalog is a database; like an address book. It contains links to the images, and it contains the non-destructive edits, but your images are elsewhere on your hard disk.
Can you post a screenshot of the updating procedure that stalls?
Welcome to the user to user, Lightroom forum. First off I just wish to clarify that your original photographs are not inside Lightroom, if you copied the photos from a card reader or directly from your camera they should be in a folder on your hard drive in a location of your choice or in the default location in your user account pictues folder.
if this is not the issue please provide additional info, including details of your operating system and the user version number of Lightroom you have installed.
And what is the Version NUMBER of your Lightroom. Copy & Paste the top 10 lines from MENU > HELP > SYSTEM INFO...
Is it possible you are using Lightroom-CC (Cloud based) and syncing all your files to the "Cloud"?