LR4 NOT finding folders that LR3 had established prior to the upgrade

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I have recently upgraded from LR3 to LR4. I had all my folders "found" and pointed to, in LR3, referring to 3 external hard disk drives containing my photos and folders. Now that I have imported my LR3 catalog and allowed LR4 to convert it, all of my folders are NOT found, have question marks in the Library module, and the drive names are the same as what I show when I examine my ext. HDD in windows explorer or my computer, i.e., letters G, H, and I are my ext. HDD and that is what LR4 shows under the left side where it shows the folders with question marks by EVERY folder. Is there a way to solve this without having to browse manually to each folder to make LR4 find what LR3 already had in place ???
Thanks, Debra
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Debra Gillilan

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Have you tried the solutions here? http://help.adobe.com/en_US/lightroom...
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Debra Gillilan

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Thank you. Yes, I tried all these solutions and nothing worked. ALL of my photos are showing as "missing" whereas prior to my LR4 upgrade, all my photos were found and not missing.
Very frustrating to me. I am so frustrated that words cannot express.
Debra
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Debra, I have no solution to your problem today. However I keep all images folders in one top level folder for each drive i.e. "Images 2" folder on drive 2 contains folder 2011 which contains folders 2011-01, 2011-02, etc.
If links get broken for whatever reason it is then to reconnect "Images" and all contained folders should be reconnected as well.
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Debra Gillilan

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Thank you, I will try that strategy to have one top level folder for each drive and see how that goes.