Sounds like a Preferences issue. You can reset them using the information here:
Tried it, still did not work. 😞 I'm a bit affected since its a part of my workflow that I have been using eversince. 😞
I understand, I was using it myself today. It's why I rename folders after import.
Please be kind enough to tell us the version NUMBER of your Lightroom Classic. We need the version NUMBER and not words like "latest" or "up-to-date".
Im using v12.1
Try deleting the "<catalog> Helper.lrdata" folder -- it caches information about LR folders and infrequently gets corrupted:
1. Do Catalog Settings > General > Show to open File Explorer on your catalog folder.
2. Exit LR.
3. In the catalog folder, delete the subfolder "<catalog> Helper.lrdata".
4. Restart LR. It will rebuild "<catalog> Helper.lrdata".
Let us know if that fixes the issue.
thank you so much! This one worked like a charm. 🙂