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Folder from a moved photolibrary not found in the original LR cataolog

New Here ,
Oct 20, 2022 Oct 20, 2022

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Dear all,

 

I have my LR catalog on the main OS SSD of my (MacOS) computer, my (organized) photolibrary is on an external usb-c drive. This drive got corrupted and I was able to restore it via rescue software, which copied all of it on a brandnew external SSD (same folder name, but another disc name).

When I now open my LR catalog in the 'Library' tab, I see the old photolibrary location below the 'Folders' in the left pane, but all folders have a question mark next to it (because the original library disc has gone).

So I decided to maka a backup of my LR catalog in its last working state and tried to add the new photolibrary folder with the '+' sign in 'Folders', but this action just asks to re-import all photos of the photolibrary in this folder (located on the new drive)...

Is there a solution to 'couple' my existing LR catalog to this new disc / photolibraray folder without having to import everything and loose all actions, keywords, ... in added in my LR catalog?

Thank you so much!

 

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Oct 20, 2022 Oct 20, 2022

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Don't import your photos again!!

 

Please take a look here: https://www.lightroomqueen.com/lightroom-photos-missing-fix/

There you'll find informations how to solve your problem.

 

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Oct 20, 2022 Oct 20, 2022

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Thanks Axel. I'm happy I made a backup of my working LRC, so no disasters happened 😉

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Thanks for sharing the link to 'The Lightroom Queen' by the way, I didn't know it. The article is clear and camplete!

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Oct 20, 2022 Oct 20, 2022

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Found the solution myself: right-clicking on the question marl lets you look for the missing library folder. I selected the new disk and everything is back!

Sorry for bothering...

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