Lightroom 2: 'file xxx is offline or missing'

Discussion in 'Digital Darkroom' started by paul hart, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. Can anyone help with this problem, please? Here are the steps I have taken:

    1. Before installing LR2, I moved my Lightroom folder to an external drive for reasons of space. I used a
    technique recommended on the Luminous Landscape site, and it worked fine - and still does when I use LR1.

    2. Downloaded and installed LR2 - all seemed well.

    3. Sadly, not so. A large proportion of the photos show a question mark in Library view, and in Develop module
    show a message 'The file named "xxxx" is offline or missing. The hard drive on which it is all stored is not offline.

    I know that I can click on each individual question mark and find the location for that photo. However, I'm
    talking the majority of some 12,000 files here and life is too short for that!

    Can anyone help, please?

    Thanks
     
  2. Why did you move v1 instead of just upgrading it with v2.0?
     
  3. Control-click on the folder name in the Library's Folder panel and use the command "find missing folder" or similar.

    Godfrey
     

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