I work on a Desktop PC and Mac Laptop, so when going back and forth on both using my external drive with all my photos on it, the file paths are different on mac and pc even though they are in the same place on the drive. If I have LrC locate all the missing files on my mac, I would have to do it all over again if I switched to my PC.
For example, on mac the path is:
\Volumes\Extreme SSD\PHOTOS\nohs state champs\JAK07956.jpg
and on PC it is
E:/PHOTOS/nohs state champs/JAK07956.jpg
So same location, but lightroom gets confused when looking at the different file paths from different operating systems. Is there anyway to fix this?