Get "The folder could not be found "message in develop mode

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After having data from my old computer transferred to my new computer I found a  my edits in F drive-pictures but on most of the images when I go to the develop mode I get a message "The folder could not be found".

What can I do to be able to run these 4880 images through the develop mode to re edit.

I have lightroom 5.7.

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Get "The folder could not be found "message in develop mode

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After having data from my old computer transferred to my new computer I found a  my edits in F drive-pictures but on most of the images when I go to the develop mode I get a message "The folder could not be found".

What can I do to be able to run these 4880 images through the develop mode to re edit.

I have lightroom 5.7.

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I've moved this from the Using the Community forum (which is the forum for issues using the forums) to the LR Classic forum so that proper help can be offered.

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Does your new computer have a drive F?

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Yes. My new computer has a 256 G ssd drive and a 1T F drive

I had a local company move all the data from then old to the new computer and he did not know how to move lightroom.

On the old computer all my photos were in C drive but because of the size (260G) he had to put the photos in F drive on the new computer.

I lost all my edits when I would go F drive, users, home, pictures but I just found the edits when I go from F drive directly to pictures (4880 photos)  but when I go to the develop mode I get the message "The folder could not be found".

I need to be able to go to all my edited photos in develop mode without getting the folder not found message.

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Here is an article that might be of assistance to you. Lightroom cannot find the images because it is looking for your images on the C Drive, and they are not there. In the article, pay particular attention to the information about updating the folder location.

Adobe Lightroom - Find moved or missing files and folders (computer-darkroom.com)

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Jim. I cannot update the folder location to the c drive because there is not enough space there. 

the tech when he transferred data from old to new computer put my folders everywhere.

Should I get a seperate external drive only for my lightroom photos?

Also it seens the tech imported all the photos so now when I go to the import button all the photos are faded.

I am not a lightroom expert but all I want is what I had on the old computer is to go to any folder, select a photo, do to the develop mode and see all my edits.

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Jim. When I go to F drive, users,home, pictures, import, select source all my folders come up on the left column and I select a folder the images are all greyed out so I can't go to develop mode.

When I go to f drive, pictures I get 4880 pictures not in folders with all my edits. When I go to the develop module I get the message "The folder could not be found"

I can access my pictures  in file explorer but I think the pictures I have previously run through Lightroom are not there.

This all came from a local tech who promised me a mirror image transfer from one computer to another. And on top of that because he had a bitlock problem my drive on the old computer is corrupted.

He put all my photos on the F drive besause mt SSD was too small.

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Yes, you need to point Lightroom Classic to the location on the F: drive where your photos are located. The link given above contains detailed explanations of how to do this.

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