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LR photo thumbnails not all showing up

New Here ,
Aug 22, 2017 Aug 22, 2017

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I bought a new MacBook Pro and reinstalled LR CC on it. I transferred my most current library file to the new computer and when I open LR, I don't see all the photo thumbnails. Lots of gray rectangles with large numbers on them. Is there something I need to do to get things back to normal. Some photos do show up - does it just take lots of time for 11,000 photos to show up?

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Adobe Community Professional , Aug 22, 2017 Aug 22, 2017
looks like your previews got corrupted. May be this helps: https://www.lightroomqueen.com/articles-page/lightroom-says-preview-cache-corrupted-fix/

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Aug 22, 2017 Aug 22, 2017

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looks like your previews got corrupted. May be this helps: https://www.lightroomqueen.com/articles-page/lightroom-says-preview-cache-corrupted-fix/

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Aug 22, 2017 Aug 22, 2017

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Thank you! You were absolutely correct!! I appreciate that you took the time to help me.

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Aug 22, 2017 Aug 22, 2017

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Well I got one problem fixed (could not see previews), but now while in Develop mode, I am told LR cannot find every file in my library. I am assuming that could mean when I moved the folder with all my photos onto my new computer they are not in the place where LR was looking. I can see all the photos, but LR doesn't know where the originals are. Any easy fixes?? My old computer has totally crashed, so I cannot see exactly where they were

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 22, 2017 Aug 22, 2017

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Read the full article here-

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

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 11.0.1, Photoshop 23.0.2, Lightroom 5.0, Bridge 12.0, Windows-10.

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Well I got one problem fixed (could not see previews), but now while in Develop mode, I am told LR cannot find every file in my library. I am assuming that could mean when I moved the folder with all my photos onto my new computer they are not in the place where LR was looking. I can see all the photos, but LR doesn't know where the originals are. Any easy fixes?? My old computer has totally crashed, so I cannot see exactly where they were.

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Aug 23, 2017 Aug 23, 2017

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The Lightroomquen is a good source to look at for such problems.

Generally speaking, when copying data like this, you should make sure, that access paths are really the same, as LR keeps a database with a lot of information on where to find your files and (in case of the previews) how they look like. LR does not know about the changes you did, when it differs from what LR expects to find.

I hope the articles help to solve your problems. If not, your welcome to come back here. I would suggest creating a new thread for each problem.

ABAMBO | Hard- and Software Engineer | Photographer

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Dec 09, 2020 Dec 09, 2020

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I had a problem like this now for almost a week, with LR Classic now on V10 and tried deleting the preview file(mac) with no luck what eventually realised that when i updated LR the new catalog file must have been corrupted during it's conversion, so i 1. went back to the old catalogone (before) the update

2.made a copy

3.then imported it again, so LR could convert it to the new V10 catalog

 

now everything is fine.

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