Below are two video tutorials from my Lightroom CC/6 and 5: The Fundamentals & Beyond video series that will teach you how to clean up your files and folders – learn to reorganize them and to resolve “missing file / file cannot be found” issues.
The first video, File and Folder Management: Reorganizing, explains how to use the Folders panel in Lightroom to reorganize your folders and photos – move, rename and delete folders, create new folders, move photos from one folder to another, and much more. Doing this reorganization from within Lightroom will ensure that you don’t end up with missing files and folders.
The second video, Missing Files and Folders, explains why you get question marks on folders, exclamation marks on photo thumbnails, and the “File cannot be found” message in the Develop module, and teaches you how to find and reconnect these missing files and folders.
If you enjoy these videos, check out the full
15 1/2 hour 76+ video series: Lightroom CC/6 and 5: The Fundamentals & Beyond 22 hour 101 video series: Lightroom 5, 6 and Classic 7: The Fundamentals & Beyond!
(For best quality, after hitting play, click on the sprocket wheel in the bottom right and choose 720/HD.)
File and Folder Management: Reorganizing
Missing Files and Folders