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Collection images and Key-worded images missing

Bruce Gaber

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Oct 14, 2016
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Lightroom Classic version: 7.2 [ 1156743 ] License: Creative Cloud Language setting: en-US Operating system: Mac OS 10 Version: 10.13.3 [17D102] Application architecture: x64 Logical processor count: 8 Processor speed: 3.5 GHz Built-in memory: 24,576.0 MB Real memory available to Lightroom: 24,576.0 MB Real memory used by Lightroom: 6,499.7 MB (26.4%) Virtual memory used by Lightroom: 18,208.7 MB Memory cache size: 1,762.3MB Internal Camera Raw revision: 894 Maximum thread count used by Camera Raw: 5 Camera Raw SIMD optimization: SSE2,AVX,AVX2 Camera Raw virtual memory: 2260MB / 12287MB (18%) Camera Raw real memory: 2461MB / 24576MB (10%) Displays: 1) 2560x1440, 2) 1920x1200 Graphics Processor Info: Metal: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M Application folder: /Applications/ Adobe CC/Adobe CC 2017/Adobe Lightroom Classic CC Library Path: /Volumes/Archive 3/Media Library/Lightroom_Library/Lightroom_cc_catalog/Lightroom_cc_catalog-2.lrcat Settings Folder: /Users/Bruce/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom Installed Plugins: 1) Aurora HDR 2018 2) ColorChecker Passport 3) Export To Helicon Focus 4) Export to Photomatix Pro 5) Facebook 6) Luminar 2018 7) ON1 Photo RAW 2018 8) ON1 Resize 2018 9) SmugMug Config.lua flags: None AudioDeviceIOBlockSize: 512 AudioDeviceName: BoomAudio AudioDeviceNumberOfChannels: 2 AudioDeviceSampleRate: 48000 Build: 10.0x7 CoreImage: true GL_ACCUM_ALPHA_BITS: 0 GL_ACCUM_BLUE_BITS: 0 GL_ACCUM_GREEN_BITS: 0 GL_ACCUM_RED_BITS: 0 GL_ALPHA_BITS: 8 GL_BLUE_BITS: 8 GL_DEPTH_BITS: 24 GL_GREEN_BITS: 8 GL_MAX_3D_TEXTURE_SIZE: 2048 GL_MAX_TEXTURE_SIZE: 16384 GL_MAX_TEXTURE_UNITS: 8 GL_MAX_VIEWPORT_DIMS: 16384,16384 GL_RED_BITS: 8 GL_RENDERER: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M OpenGL Engine GL_SHADING_LANGUAGE_VERSION: 1.20 GL_STENCIL_BITS: 8 GL_VENDOR: NVIDIA Corporation GL_VERSION: 2.1 NVIDIA-10.28.10 355. 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Operating System
macOS 10.13 High Sierra
I recently moved my images to a new drive with a new path. I used the OS (OS X 10.13.3) to make the move. Then I imported the entire batch of images to a fresh catalog. Now many of my collections are only partially populated. As well my keywords no longer bring up the images either. The images are there. I can work on them in the current catalog. When I click the "!" icon on either an image missing from a collection or a keyword retrieval I get the expected dialog box:

dialog 1.jpeg

But when I go to the correct current location of the image I get this message

Untitled 3.jpeg

I thought this sequence of actions was supposed to point LR in the right direction and begin to relink the disconnected files. The original folders no longer exist, so I don't know what LR means by "associated with another photo in the catalog."

Is there a path to restoring the collections, and really more importantly the keywording, or do I just have to suck up the lost time and effort and move along?

Many thanks

Feb 1, 2010
West Sussex, UK
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Did you retain the same folder structure when you moved the images? If you did, do you still have the old catalog that you were using until the time you created a new catalog (importing the images into a new catalog was positively the wrong thing to do)?

If both answers are "yes", then recovery should be straightforward, but if either of the answers is "no" then you could be in trouble.