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Moving Three folders with about 2-3k images per folder from one external disk to another, on a 2014 MacBook Pro running Mojave and Lightroom Classic 8.0. The images were being moved, i.e. showing reduction in 1 folder and addition in the target folders when the system crashed.
When rebooting, the lightroom folders had been moved to the new location but the files were showing as missing. Looking on the old disk via finder, they are completely gone while on the new disk those files and folders don’t exist. All other previous moves are fine.
This is totally bizarre as this is a sequential process and the physical move can be tracked so why would they be completely gone? This really makes no sense and is highly concerning in how LR handles this.
I am convinced they are gone after having checked every possible option, so this is more of a LR heads up concern / question as to what happened here.