External drive and the database is unable to re-connect after player swaps (?)

  • I have a problem for my existing database reconnected after adding a large SSD and replace a different hard drive in another Bay. Details below.
  • I run LRCC on a desktop machine Win7 64 bit with a lot of RAM.
  • My catalog is on record in the area and is the right size (2.93Gig for 120 000 images)
  • The catalog and previews are on an SSD - not with images
  • My picture files are on an external RAID USB3 battery; I have everything in a folder called "Lightroom".
  • This external hard drive is reported as 'online' in the folders pane
  • My picture files can be seen under the name of the external drive (RAID) on which the images are stored.
  • for example, no folder with question marks
  • The correct image files do not appear elsewhere in the LR Folders pane.
  • I had to rename and rebuild the drive letter for the external drive. I don't think it would be a problem. He had been driving \K: front and eventually re-assigned a different letter. When I looked at the share path, he was wrong, as he used the name of another drive (internal). That's when I forced reassignment to the letter assignment and the previous path that had worked all along.
  • I started to go back to older catalogues, and they do not open Lightroom with the data pane and folder showing the images where they are stored in fact.
  • These older catalogs don't present me with 'Found Photos' question marks, or the other. I went back a month. No luck.
  • If I pass the folders pane and try to 'Add' a folder root Lightroom on the external drive (the correct House of images), it becomes an IMPORT, and I find a lot of images that are not understood by LR in the database. They should ALL be already there.
  • Most of these images - that need to be imported - verified are JPG files versions for which the. CR2 is considered to be the database. I can't find key words assigned to the images we think by LR for being in the database, although I don't know if keywords for images already databased are normally at this stage.
  • Yes, I restarted a bunch of time in the hope of a miracle! Any ideas on that?
  • Thanks in advance for any help.

I think I'd be tempted to go to a previous backup for example before you removed something. Double-click the .lrcat file to start or start a catalog file vacuum > new Catlaog and open the backup into that.

Then it should be possible to remap the drive letters or update folder locations to match with the raid.  You might even consider static drive letters such as X, Y, Z.

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