I exported my file - removed the rows with the 2nd/3rd images because I didn't want to change those - updated the pricing and then imported the file.
This removed the images - I tried to fix by importing a file with the rows with then 2nd & 3rd images but this didn't fix it.
Am I screwed and just lost 3000 images??? I don't have them saved outside of Shopify & even if I did I don't have the time to manually upload them again.
Is there anyway to recover it. If not - there should be a warning on the import tool when it sees that you aren't importing the rows with alternate images - "Hey you are about to delete 3000 images - is that what you mean to do"... most everything else can be fixed by reimporting why not images - it is literally the most freaking time consuming part of managing products in an online store.