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Lightroom folders are suddenly empty

New Here ,
Mar 04, 2020 Mar 04, 2020

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I've been a lightroom user for many years, and consider myself pretty savy.  As of yesterday, all of my folders on my external harddrive just say no photos in selected folder.  There is still an image count in the navigator, AND my photos are all still there when I actually check the hard drive.  I tried un-installing and re-installing Lightroom yesterday.  I've tried re-importing all of the images, and it tells me the images have already been imported.  I'm at a bit of a loss on what else to do.  Photos on my computers harddrive are still showing up just fine.  I have also dismounted and remounted my external harddrive.

 

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LEGEND ,
Mar 04, 2020 Mar 04, 2020

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Are you using the Cloud Centric Lightroom or the Traditional LR Classic version?

It sounds like you are using Classic so I am going to move this discussion over to the LR Classic forum.

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LEGEND ,
Mar 04, 2020 Mar 04, 2020

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Please show us a screen shot of what you are seeing.

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LEGEND ,
Mar 04, 2020 Mar 04, 2020

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As of yesterday, all of my folders on my external harddrive just say no photos in selected folder.

 

This seems to imply (could you please confirm) that you see this in Lightroom.

 

Your photos are somewhere in Lightroom (because you can't import them again) but not in the folder you think they are in. This usually happens when you accidentally import using COPY instead of ADD. T

 

You need to find these photos in Lightroom. Follow all of these four steps in order:


1. In the Lightroom Library Module, on the left, under Catalog, click on All Photographs
2. Turn off all filters (Ctrl-L once or twice)
3. Turn off all stacking (Photo->Stacking->Expand All Stacks)
4. Search for at least one of these photos by file name using the Lightroom Filter Bar

 

Once you find them, we can instruct you further.

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New Here ,
Sep 27, 2020 Sep 27, 2020

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No photos in selected folder. I have the same problem. In All Photographs I can see all the photos, and I can search and get results. But clikking on a folder I get the message "No Photos in selected folder".

Mac OS10.13.6 High Sierra. I don't have the folder option in SystemPreferences>Security & Privacy>Privacy

Quote: "Once you find them, we can instruct you further". Please instruct me what to do.

Tubas

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LEGEND ,
Sep 27, 2020 Sep 27, 2020

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Quote: "Once you find them, we can instruct you further". Please instruct me what to do.

 

well, sadly, there have been more than a few reports of this happening, and I'm not sure what the cause of this is now.

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Sep 27, 2020 Sep 27, 2020

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Thank you for your quick respons.

I hope the programmers will work on it and make an update.

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Guest
Feb 19, 2021 Feb 19, 2021

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My lrcat file a bunch of photos went missing today.... what is this!

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Advisor ,
Feb 19, 2021 Feb 19, 2021

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Your issues sound suspicously like hardware problems with the drives. I recommend having a service facility check it out.

Kenneth Seals

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