I'm using mac Big Sur 11.6. After culling my sports photos in Photo Mechanic, I usually select all and drag/drop into lightroom. It now no longer opens and shows me my original folder but creates a new one which I have to rename. In develop, it no longer shows me on the filmstrip that I have a copy of the photo I edited outside of lightroom which makes it very difficut to see what's there when I double check before I export. When finished editing I normally export back to the original folder which I cannot do. They export but I don't know where. I then have to re-export it to a specific folder which has worked. But, the photo's "deleted from disk" in develop are not deleted when I use the specific folder path. I then have to go back into Photo Mechanic and delete them again from there.
I'm assuming this is a "user ignorance issue" but my main backup external drive shows 26 folders but in the folders panel the same drive only shows 12 folders. I have studied trying to figure out how to sync them plus finding multiple missing pictures that are on the backup drive but can't be located . Thank you for any assistance.
Thank you for your reply. I will double check the import diaglog box. I'm assuming from your comments it definitely starts with the import dialog box. The drag/drop always opened with my original folder so I never had a problem exporting to the original folder (and never really checked it). This issue began after this new upgrade. Any idea why after the export no files that I had "deleted from disk" were not deleted??
Hi, thank you again. I went back in and played with the import diaog box and found that I was not adding the pictures to my catalog. By doing that it corrected the issues I had with the deleted photos and exports back to the original folder. User inexperience/ignorance!!!