I have my images and my LR catalog saved on an external SSD so that I can work on them from multiple computers. Someday I needed more storage on the internal main hard drive build into my computer where Lightroom is installed but no images are saved. I saw that there is a 15 GB Lightroom Cache file that I deleted. I thought the file could only contain the previews of my images at most. After recycling the file I saw that multiple folders on my external SSD with images are lost. Lightroom has all the previews for those images but I cant seem to find anything on my SSD. They are all gone. Multiple folders which are not related to each other and in complete different directories. How can they all be gone? I did not delete anything on that SSD.
I used Recuva to try to restore my images but there seems to be not a trace of them at all.
At this point in time I dont have any backup of my images (I know ...).