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Start Lightroom Classic and it loads my catalogue file as normal. When I try to add files to the catalogue after I click on Import the following message bubble appears before I get the option to select a source:-

 

The destination folder “/Volumes/LaCie/Chris's Photographs/2020/2020 02 16 Wye Flood/2020 08 20/RAW” is not available. Using “Pictures” folder instead.

The referred to destination folder is just one of the sub folders withing my master folder 'Chris's Photographs' which contains photgraphs of a specific photoshoot. This folder (even though it is not the one I want to use) is none the less available and I can see the photographs within it that relatwe to that shoot.

It is as if Lightroom has set a default folder for all imports to go in to rather than allowing me to choose as part of the import process. 

I have searched for an option to preset a default destination folder without success. Any help would be appreciated. This problem has developed since I imported some photographs which were added to the external disk storage but do not appear in the catalogue.

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Destination Folder problem

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Start Lightroom Classic and it loads my catalogue file as normal. When I try to add files to the catalogue after I click on Import the following message bubble appears before I get the option to select a source:-

 

The destination folder “/Volumes/LaCie/Chris's Photographs/2020/2020 02 16 Wye Flood/2020 08 20/RAW” is not available. Using “Pictures” folder instead.

The referred to destination folder is just one of the sub folders withing my master folder 'Chris's Photographs' which contains photgraphs of a specific photoshoot. This folder (even though it is not the one I want to use) is none the less available and I can see the photographs within it that relatwe to that shoot.

It is as if Lightroom has set a default folder for all imports to go in to rather than allowing me to choose as part of the import process. 

I have searched for an option to preset a default destination folder without success. Any help would be appreciated. This problem has developed since I imported some photographs which were added to the external disk storage but do not appear in the catalogue.

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What OS?

When was the OS updated?

 

Just another Adobe customer; My Sys; APP: LRC 9.4, PS 21.2.1; CMP: WIN WS 16GB OS 10 v1909 (18363), mid 2015 MBPr 15” 16GB MACOS 10.15.6; 4K EXT DSPY; CAM: Canon 5D Mk III, Fuji X-T3

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"I have searched for an option to preset a default destination folder without success."

 

I believe its in the preference file. You can edit it with a text editor. (Or reset all preferences)

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Have not found a preset for Destination Folder anywhere and following the guidance from Lightroom Queen has not made any difference. 

Am still at a loss as to how to get rid of this problem apart from deleting Lightroom Classic  and re-installing it.

Thanks for your suggestion.

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OS  is 10.15.6 guess updated in the last month - certainly before the problem arose

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I have resolved this problem now. I found a sub folder in the destination folder which shouldn't have been there. I deleted it and when I now try to import the warning message does not show and I can choose the destination folder I want to use not the one that Lightroom thinks I want to use!

Thanks for all help

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LrC 9.4 introduced a new feature that you may wish to view, see the link attached.

https://www.lightroomqueen.com/whats-new-in-lightroom-classic-9-4-cloud-3-4/

 

 

 

 

Regards, Denis: System iMac mid-2015, 5K 27” monitor, macOS10.15.7: LrC 9.4, Lr 3.4.2, Ps 21.2.4, Camera OM-D E-M1.

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