My folders section is not showing all folders from my external drive

New Here ,
Jan 09, 2022 Jan 09, 2022

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I am trying to access pictures in Lightroom from my external but only current folders that I have imported to are showing up. All of the folders show up on the external when I am importing but I can't get all of them to show up there in the folders panel. It was working yesterday but I did disconnect the EHD at one point during the day and I'm assuming that is part of the problem. The remainder of my pictures are now listed under missing. I am on Windows 10. I have had so much trouble with Lightroom CC on this laptop compared to my Macbook Pro. I might have to give up and go back to that one! Here are some screenshots. 

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Engaged ,
Jan 09, 2022 Jan 09, 2022

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The screenshots don't clearly show your problem.

You say you did disconnect/reconnect the EHD and now your folders and photos are marked as "missing" (this is not what the screenshots shows, since there is no "?" in front of the folders).

If this is realy your problem, it's most likely because Windows assign an other letter to your EHD. To fix it, righ click on the top folder  ("My Lightroom Pictures"), select "Find missing folder and browse to your EHD.

When you connect a EHD or a USB key, Windows allways assign the first available letter in alphbetic order to mount it. Thus, the path to your EHD may change depending on what is alredy connected. To avoid this letter change, you can assign a letter far in the alphabet (like "P") or mount your EHD in a folder.

 

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Jan 09, 2022 Jan 09, 2022

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Maybe I didn't explain my issue correctly. Lightroom is finding the My Lightroom Pictures folder on my EHD but is only showing the 2022 folder. On the last screenshot, it shows all of the folders that are actually in the the My Lightroom Pictures folder on my EHD. 

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LEGEND ,
Jan 09, 2022 Jan 09, 2022

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Your screen captures show lots of folders under My Lightroom Pictures. What is the difference between your first screen capture and your last screen capture?

 

I don't understand what you are seeing, but it is not what you just described.

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That is what shows if I were to import pictures and shows what is actually in my My Lightroom Pictures folder. I don't understand why all of those date folders don't show up in my Folders panel. I need to access my pictures that were already imported into Lightroom CC and are on my external in the same folders as my 2022 pictures. Previously, all the date folders always showed up in the folders panel.

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LEGEND ,
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I claim not. The bottom screen capture is not the Import dialog. The Import dialog box does not show disk space. What is it a screen capture of?

 

Have you tried to find one of the photos in other folders in Lightroom Classic via clicking on All Photographs and then doing a search by file name for one of these photos in the Lightroom Classic filter bar?

 

Can you show us new screen captures of these parts of Lightroom Classic by clicking on the "Insert Photos" icon — showing the ENTIRE Lightroom Classic window, every single pixel, left to right and top to bottom.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 09, 2022 Jan 09, 2022

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Generally Folders do not show up in the Folders Panel until you import photos to (Copy) them or from them (Add). The Folders Panel is not a file browser or file manager. Now you can add the desired folders to the Folders Panel, without importing, via the Add function within the Folders Panel, this is not standard operating procedure.

 

Do  not without good reason, rename or move folders imported into LrC outside of LrC, that will cause problems in the database that the catalog is. Do not allow Windows OS to rename hard drives, external drives come to mind. Do not move or rename photos outside of LrC as thst will cause the same problems,.

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 09, 2022 Jan 09, 2022

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Quote “I am trying to access pictures in Lightroom from my external but only current folders that I have imported to are showing up. All of the folders show up on the external when I am importing but I can't get all of them to show up there in the folders panel.”

 

That is as designed, LrC is not a file browser and Folders will not show in the Library Module Folder section until files from the folder or a sub-folder have been imported to the Catalog file.

 

Regards, Denis: iMac mid-2015, 5K 27”, GPU 2GB, Ram 24GB, HDD 3TB, macOS 11.6.8,; LrC 11.4.1, Lr 5.4.1, Ps 23.3.2-ACR 14.4,; Camera OM-D E-M1.

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How would I access past photos that are already in lightroom from 2021 that I want to edit?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 09, 2022 Jan 09, 2022

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All image files that have been imported into your Lightroom Catalog file should be available for viewing and editing.

One important issue that you need to be aware of is, you can only open one Catalog File for viewing and editing at any point in time.

 

Regards, Denis: iMac mid-2015, 5K 27”, GPU 2GB, Ram 24GB, HDD 3TB, macOS 11.6.8,; LrC 11.4.1, Lr 5.4.1, Ps 23.3.2-ACR 14.4,; Camera OM-D E-M1.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 10, 2022 Jan 10, 2022

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How would I access past photos that are already in lightroom from 2021 that I want to edit?


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You can find them in All Photographs, using the Lightroom Classic search bar. From there you can find what Folder they are in by right-clicking and selecting Show Folder in Library. Once you do that, and show us a screen capture of the ENTIRE Lightroom Classic window, we can advise on how to proceed.

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