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Lost folders after moving to new iMac

jmarkretired

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I recently bought a new iMac. Apple helped me move old iMac computer items to new one. Now when I open LR the photos are there with a Exclamation point on everyone of them. I still have my photos but they are not in their original folders. Can anyone help me with this.
 
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I recently bought a new iMac. Apple helped me move old iMac computer items to new one. Now when I open LR the photos are there with a Exclamation point on everyone of them. I still have my photos but they are not in their original folders. Can anyone help me with this.

In your master Lightroom Classic catalog, Lightroom stores the path to each cataloged image file. When Apple techs helped you move the old user files, they moved them to a different path. They should have used the built in utility “Migration Assistant”. If they had used “Migration Assistant” your image files on the new computer would have had exactly the sam path as the old path recorded in the catalog file.

Can you locate just one if the image files that Lightroom is reporting missing? Use the “Get Info” option to report the new path in your reply.
Next, in Lightroom, right click on the same missing image and in the dialog that opens, note the path that the catalog has recorded as the last known location for the file
Report both paths in your reply and I can then tell you what you need to do to get back on track.


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