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Lightroom "Missing File" Question

 
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Jul 03, 2011 22:54 |  #1

I'm sure there's a simple answer to my question, but I'm stumped. Any help would be very much appreciated.

I recently upgraded to Lightroom 3.4. I went to move a picture from a folder and the "File is missing" label came up. I then noticed that all the pictures within that folder have the same label. There is no red "?" next to the folder in the main folder section, so I'm unable to right click on the folder to solve this problem like I used to. I went into the Library section and clicked on "Find Missing Photos", but all that happened was all the missing pictures showed up.

Has anyone had a similar experience? If so, how did you solve the problem?

Thanks in advance for the help


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Jul 03, 2011 23:29 |  #2

Sometimes "strange" things can happen, especially if you inadvertently do something in the OS that throws the LR catalog off.

My daughter insists on doing a lot of things outside of Lightroom and then get stumped by seeing things missing and she doesn't know what she did with them!

One thing to try is an OS search for a specific file in your folder and see where it ends up. When I do OS "operations" it's typically for backups, rather than move Library files around, but sometimes funny things can happen, so doing a search on all your drives just may turn up the missing stuff. In that case you can use the OS to move the folders/files back to an LR parent folder and then use the LR Synchronize function on that parent folder. If all goes well, LR should re-incorporate them into the catalog with metadata intact.

Good luck!


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