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Sep 04, 2017 Sep 04, 2017

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I have lost pictures and don't know where to begin.

I am a novice user.  I believe I have only one location of pictures.  However, I have just begun uploading new pictures and noticed that pictures from a year ago are not there... What should I do next?  Who do I contact? Is there a record of photos when uploaded?

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Adobe Community Professional , Sep 05, 2017 Sep 05, 2017
pictures from a year ago are not there...
Are not where?  They are not in the Lightroom library? They are not on your hard-drive?Have you deleted, or moved,  any photos by using the operating system?
What should I do next?
First step is to use your operating system (are you Windows or Mac?) to find your photo files.Are they in your 'Pictures' folders?
Who do I contact?
You have the most control over your computer, so it is best that you can first find the files.This forum, and the expert users here,...

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Sep 05, 2017 Sep 05, 2017

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pictures from a year ago are not there...

Are not where?  They are not in the Lightroom library? They are not on your hard-drive?

Have you deleted, or moved,  any photos by using the operating system?

What should I do next?

First step is to use your operating system (are you Windows or Mac?) to find your photo files.

Are they in your 'Pictures' folders?

Who do I contact?

You have the most control over your computer, so it is best that you can first find the files.

This forum, and the expert users here, may have answers when you can provide more detailed information.

What number version of Lightroom do you have?  (Check from the Menu: Help>System Information   - top line in the information box)

Is there a record of photos when uploaded?

"Uploaded" how and where? 

Photos must be stored in your computer to work with Lightroom.

The "Record" is your folders in your computer, or backups of the camera files.

https://www.lightroomqueen.com/where-store-your-photos/?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzRss...

https://www.lightroomqueen.com/lightroom-photos-missing-fix/

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 10.2, Photoshop 22.3, Lightroom 4.2, Windows-10 Nikon DSLR.

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Sep 05, 2017 Sep 05, 2017

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When you first import images LR shows only those newly imported images. To see all your images click the "All Photographs" link in the Catalog section in the left hand panel of the Library module.

Also in the Folders area, again in the left hand panel of the Library module, you can select either the drive name/letter to show all imported images on that drive or the folders listed below the drive name/letter to show only those images stored in different folders.

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Sep 05, 2017 Sep 05, 2017

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kat995  wrote

I have lost pictures and don't know where to begin.

I am a novice user.  I believe I have only one location of pictures.  However, I have just begun uploading new pictures and noticed that pictures from a year ago are not there... What should I do next?  Who do I contact? Is there a record of photos when uploaded?

Help.

A common problem is for users to accidentally import the photos into a different folder than the one they want the photos to go into. Use your operating system's search feature to search all hard disks for (at least) one of these lost photos, by file name.

Lightroom does not delete photos by itself. It only deletes photos when you, the human user of the software, instruct Lightroom to delete photos.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 05, 2017 Sep 05, 2017

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Please upload a screen shot showing the Library module and what you are seeing.

If you are seeing question marks or exclamation points you may find this useful:

How to find missing photos in Photoshop Lightroom

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