Let me say, I've never understood (well enough, anyway) the LR classic file/catalog/library concepts and needless to say, have run into trouble more than once. Recently, I opened LR classic to find almost all of my 50,000+ photos missing with the distressing (!)...after I calmed down, I realized that somehow my external drive had been randomly (or more likely, by operator error) renamed from 'E Drive' to 'D Drive' and went about re-linking them one sub-folder at a time. In my case, since I don't understand how this system works, this is one date at a time...very, VERY slow.
1) Is there a faster way to re-link the missing photos? And, when I do re-link them, why doesn't the number of missing photos go down? It has remained the same number (42,461) since I started.
2) Is there somewhere or someone who offers one-on-one help with getting my computer and external drive set up for LR classic once and for all? I'm absolutely willing to pay, because as wonderful as this on-line forum is, I really feel like I need to actually 'talk' with someone to understand it.
Thanks so much,