I have lost Lydia, I lost her when starting the companions quest The Silver Hand because she was dismissed, after the quest I looked for her at my house in Falkreath (I have the Hearthfire DLC) and could not find her, I looked in Dragonsreach with the same results, I had a wedding at the temple of mara and she appeared at the wedding but left and I could not get to her. I also checked at Jorrvaskr to see if she stayed there but I did not find her, I even looked in the hall of the dead to see if she died but no luck. Is this a bug, I play on the Xbox 360 by the way. Let me clarify that the last time I saw her was at the wedding.

  • I found her in Markarth prison once. No idea how she got there though. Ended up just laughing it off. Commented Apr 15, 2021 at 22:02
  • Do you have a save where she was still with you? Without console access that might be the easiest bet to get her back. Commented Apr 15, 2021 at 22:02
  • With the way skyrim saves I lost it, it autosaved too many times. :(
    – Atokrad
    Commented Apr 15, 2021 at 23:04
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    The problem is that I looked at every home I have, inside and out, I looked in Dragonsreach and she was not there either, I have never asked her to wait anywhere in the game yet besides Whiterun and I never saw her there, I lost her after she was dismissed for the companion's quest The Silver Hand and I did not kill her because she showed up at the wedding later, but I have never seen her otherwise and the dialog list when I got her at the wedding suggested that she was dismissed, I hope this clarifies everything.
    – Atokrad
    Commented Apr 16, 2021 at 18:37
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    I'd check the jails next time. See: Lydia goes to jail Commented Apr 17, 2021 at 6:51

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I was able to reload a save from the wedding to get her back, I will have to redo some quests but at least she's back.

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