I created a file called 'Temp' on my desktop and dragged/dropped ~50 RAW files (.CR3) into it.
I then opened Lightroom Classic, clicked 'Import', and chose 'Desktop' when asked for a source, but Lightroom won't find/display/recognize the "Temp" folder where my photos are located. It just says 'No Photos Found'. I tried taking the photos out of the folder and placing them directly on the desktop, but Lightroom still won't find/display/recognize them ahead of import. The files are not duplicates.
WTF is going on? Been using LR for 10 years without a similar problem. Is there some sort of trip-filter I've activated? It's been a while since I used LR on my laptop, but I never hit a similar barrier to import.