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Jul 18, 2020 Jul 18, 2020

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I just deleted a file off my external hard drive, that was one particular session, and now when I go into Lr I am getting the No Files Found for all sessions I have done so far in 2020.  Could someone guide me to fixing this please?

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Jul 18, 2020 Jul 18, 2020

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What exacat version of Lightroom, be very specific, looking fir the number.

 

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Jul 19, 2020 Jul 19, 2020

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Thank you for replying, David.

I am using Lr Classic 9.3 on a Macbook Pro 2017.  And yes, it was a folder I had deleted. I had the folder saved as a specific name from a family session done last year.  Now when I try to go into any current work, the photo's are all there, but I get the message that No Files Are Found, and then a box shows up with a message asking if I would like to locate said image.  Also a box that shows "Previous location:/Volumes/TOSHIBA EXT/COURTNEY/2020/2020-6-28/IMG_3808.CR2"

I am new to using macbooks.  I make sure each session I do, I name them according to each family or person to keep them seperate and not one big folder.

 

Thank you for your time!!!

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What do you mean by session?

 

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Jul 18, 2020 Jul 18, 2020

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What file did you delete?

Are you sure it was a file and not a folder?

 

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LEGEND ,
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Or maybe you thought you were deleting one photo but you accidentally deleted many photos?

 

Do you have a recent backup of your catalog file?

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Hello!

I am using Lr Classic 9.3 on a Macbook Pro 2017.  And yes, it was a folder I had deleted. I had the folder saved as a specific name from a family session done last year.  Now when I try to go into any current work, the photo's are all there, but I get the message that No Files Are Found, and then a box shows up with a message asking if I would like to locate said image.  Also a box that shows "Previous location:/Volumes/TOSHIBA EXT/COURTNEY/2020/2020-6-28/IMG_3808.CR2"

I am new to using macbooks.  I make sure each session I do, I name them according to each family or person to keep them seperate and not one big folder.

 

I appreciate you taking time to help me.

 

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Hello 

I am using Lr Classic 9.3 on a Macbook Pro 2017.  And yes, it was a folder I had deleted. I had the folder saved as a specific name from a family session done last year.  Now when I try to go into any current work, the photo's are all there, but I get the message that No Files Are Found, and then a box shows up with a message asking if I would like to locate said image.  Also a box that shows "Previous location:/Volumes/TOSHIBA EXT/COURTNEY/2020/2020-6-28/IMG_3808.CR2"

I am new to using macbooks.  I make sure each session I do, I name them according to each family or person to keep them seperate and not one big folder.

 

Thank you for your time!!

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Hello

I am using Lr Classic 9.3 on a Macbook Pro 2017.  And yes, it was a folder I had deleted. I had the folder saved as a specific name from a family session done last year.  Now when I try to go into any current work, the photo's are all there, but I get the message that No Files Are Found, and then a box shows up with a message asking if I would like to locate said image.  Also a box that shows "Previous location:/Volumes/TOSHIBA EXT/COURTNEY/2020/2020-6-28/IMG_3808.CR2"

I am new to using macbooks.  I make sure each session I do, I name them according to each family or person to keep them seperate and not one big folder.

 

Thank you for your time and help!

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Jul 19, 2020 Jul 19, 2020

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Have you tried using the "Find missing folders" option in the library module? That will enable you to point Lightroom to where the images/folders are located on the new computer.

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Hello Jim,

 

Thank you!  I tried that, but I'm still getting the same notification.  I believe I have lost all my work and will need to start over.  I'm not sure why when deleting one folder, it would delete all photo's off my external hard drive.  Is there something I could do to avoid this in the future?  How to remove/delete without losing all my work? I have everything backed up on a seperate drive and will need to re-upload everything.

 

Thank you for your time!!

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Are the images still on the external hard drive? Can you see those images in Finder?

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I do not see them in finder.  Not sure how I messed this up, but would really like to know how to not do this again.

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LEGEND ,
Jul 19, 2020 Jul 19, 2020

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Really need more info on your system.

Sorry I am late to this conversation so you may have posted that already.

 

Deleting a FILE, One File, outside of LrC would not make all other files in that folder disappear. That is unless you actually Deleted a FOLDER and not a file.

Also deleting a image file inside of LrC wouldn't cause this problem either. That is unless you had actually Selected All the images in that folder but thought you had only selected one of them. This is nsomething that is extremely easy to do in LrC. But on the Remove Photo/s dialog window that comes up it states how many images have been selected to Warn you about what you are going to do.

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This is my first time using the forum, so I did use the wrong term.  I meant that I deleted a folder. I had this folder named the session that I had done, but it seems its was holding everything. 

I am using Lr Classic 9.3,  also using a MacBook Pro 2017 and my external is a 1T Toshiba.  I am new to using MacBook as well.  When I upload into Lr, I either keep the sessions as the date was done, or I rename them.  All my photo's are saved on another external for back up, but this back up is not connected to my laptop. 

Is there a way when uploading into Lr to keep these sessions seperate, so when it is time for me to delete/remove folders I do not run into this issue?

 

Thank you for your time!!

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I suggest you view some of the great online tutorials on what LrC is, how LrC works and how to properly work with LrC.

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom-classic/tutorials.html

 

You don't Upload file to LrC. The Catalog file is just a Database file. There are NO images in the catlaog file. Images are stored on your hard drives on the drive and in the folder that you have selected in the Destination section of the import dialog window.

If by deleting one folder you basically lost all your images then you need to rethink your folder structure as to how and where you save your image files.

 

Please STOP using the term Upload when copying files from a memory card to your computer hard drive. You are either Moving them or Copying them. Uploading is a term used when copying or moving file from your computers hard drive to a storage space, FTP server, Cloud Storage, whatever, on the INTERNET.

 

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I've always been terrible at using correct terminology.  Like I had said, I am new to using MacBook, never had this issue before.  So yes, learning how Lr works while using this laptop is something I need to read more into.  Thanks for your time.  Hope you have a great day!

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