Message Target folder not available when importing photo

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May 07, 2022 May 07, 2022

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Hello everyone,

For a few days I have the following message when I want to import photos into my LRC catalog version 11.3.1 on my macbook pro under Monterey 12.3.1.

The message is:

The "/Users/Gilles/Pictures/Lightroom/My TIFF Processing" destination folder is not available.

 

But this folder does not exist either on my SSD or in my Lr catalog.

Obviously if I create this folder via Lr, it is also created on my SSD and the message disappears.

But that's not what I want. Indeed this file existed a short time ago and I deleted it from DS Lr which deleted it on the SSD.

 

What can I do to stop getting this message?

 

Thanks for your help.

Gilles

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LEGEND ,
May 07, 2022 May 07, 2022

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Change the Destination Folder in the Import Dialog in Lightroom Classic so that it now it points to a folder that does exist.

 

Obviously if I create this folder via Lr, it is also created on my SSD and the message disappears.

But that's not what I want.

 

What is the problem with one extra empty folder on your SSD??

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May 07, 2022 May 07, 2022

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Hello,

I get the error message when I click on import menu before selecting any target folder.

I don't understand your question about empty folder on my SSD. Sorry 😢 

Gilles

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May 07, 2022 May 07, 2022

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You may have an import preset that links to this folder.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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Hello,

What is an import preset ?

That probably means I don't have any import preset.

Gilles

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May 07, 2022 May 07, 2022

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@gillesdebda wrote:

Hello,

What is an import preset ?

That probably means I don't have any import preset.

Gilles



I think that is a logical conclusion indeed. An import preset saves all settings of the right panel of the import dialog, so you can quickly set those. You save import presets at the bottom center of the import dialog.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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May 08, 2022 May 08, 2022

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Hello,

 

Looking for an import preset, I found a solution clicking on button "Conserver" ("Keep" in english) at bottom right from Import window.

Obviously I don't understand exactly what is the function of this button ...

 

Thanks a lot for your help.

Have a nice sunday.

Gilles

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May 08, 2022 May 08, 2022

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The function of that button is to keep the current settings, even if you do not import anything and cancel out of the dialog.

If you click 'Cancel' to cancel out, then the previous settings (from the last time you did import something) are kept.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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May 08, 2022 May 08, 2022

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OK. So that means using this button keeps current import settings.

If I remove a target folder known by import settings then I will get the error message ?

 

Thanks.

Gilles.

 

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May 08, 2022 May 08, 2022

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Yes, but it is just a warning, without any consequences. Lightroom will simply default to another folder.

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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May 08, 2022 May 08, 2022

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Thanks a lot for your help.

bye

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LEGEND ,
May 08, 2022 May 08, 2022

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If you're still getting the message "destination folder is not available", you could try resetting LR's preferences, which store a lot of internal information about the current state of LR, as well as your explicit preferences:

https://www.lightroomqueen.com/articles-page/how-do-i-reset-lightrooms-preferences/


 That article explains how to restore the old preferences if resetting doesn't help.

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May 06, 2022 May 06, 2022

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Bonjour tout le monde,

Depuis quelques jours j'ai le message suivant lorsque je veux importer des photos dans mon catalogue LRC version 11.3.1 sur mon macbook pro sous Monterey 12.3.1.

Le message est :

Le dossier de destination « /Users/Gilles/Pictures/Lightroom/Mes Traitements TIFF » n'est pas disponible. 

 

Or ce dossier n'existe pas ni sur mon SSD ni dans mon catalogue Lr.

Evidemment si je crée ce dossier via Lr, il est aussi créé sur mon SSD et le message disparait.

Mais ce n'est pas ce que je veux. En effet ce dossier existait il y a peu et je l'ai supprimé ds Lr qui lui l'a supprimé sur le SSD.

 

Que faire pour ne plus avoir ce message ?

 

Merci pour votre aide.

Gilles

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Hello,

Yes it is.

Both are identical but one in French and the second one in English.

Gilles

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