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I have three main subjects. I messed up the catalog. I have a number of shadowed folders with (0) content. I am unable to delete or remove the said folders.

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OK, so no integrity errors found. Let's try one more test. Inside LR go to File> New Catalog and createa a new blank catalog with a unique name. When LR reopens with the new catalog go to File> Import from another catalog and select your current .lrcat catalog file. In the popup you have the option to import 'All Folders' or unselect some of the folders. You can choose to unselect each of the folders that are showing on the C: drive so they won't appear in the new catalog. It sounds like that's what you'd like to do. It will take a while. Once completed check and see if everything is now imported that you want in the new catalog and nothing is showing 0 photos or missing images.

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Folders with 0-content

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I have three main subjects. I messed up the catalog. I have a number of shadowed folders with (0) content. I am unable to delete or remove the said folders.

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OK, so no integrity errors found. Let's try one more test. Inside LR go to File> New Catalog and createa a new blank catalog with a unique name. When LR reopens with the new catalog go to File> Import from another catalog and select your current .lrcat catalog file. In the popup you have the option to import 'All Folders' or unselect some of the folders. You can choose to unselect each of the folders that are showing on the C: drive so they won't appear in the new catalog. It sounds like that's what you'd like to do. It will take a while. Once completed check and see if everything is now imported that you want in the new catalog and nothing is showing 0 photos or missing images.

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Please state the version number of Lightroom and the version number of your operating system. We need the version NUMBER and not words like "latest" or "up-to-date".

 

Sometimes, Lightroom temporarily shows folders with 0 photos while it does some internal counting to figure out how many photos are in the folder. So I wouldn't delete them just yet. Please show us a screen capture of your Lightroom Folder Panel. What happens when you try to delete the folders? What is the exact word-for-word unedited error message?

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I apreciate your prompt reply.

Lightroom Classic 9.2

I hope the attached files are clear enough.

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These folder have question marks on them. You have to fix the question marks via these instructions (in particular, Figure 4) http://www.computer-darkroom.com/lr2_find_folder/find-folder.htm

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If I right click on the "?" files I get the nenu of actions

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"Remove" trigger no reaction.   Find Missing folder, no reaction. Show Parent folder, trigger the error mesage afore.

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"Find Missing Folder" should produce a dialog box that lets you select a folder. Are you saying this doesn't happen?


What happens if you click on "All Photographs" under Catalog? Do your photos appear then?

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There are 34666 pictures, Most of them seem to be there, It seems as if there are a lot of rubbish on the Catalog and I am not able to get rid of them. By this time I know how to delete contents from Lr. None of that works. How can I get rid of "Windows C: " and start over again? That is without harming E:.2020-03-12 (9).png

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Just a thought, could you use your  operating system and check the individual folders and see if there are any files within the folders that are not supported in LR.

Regards, Denis: System iMac mid-2015, 5K 27” monitor, macOS10.15.7: LrC 9.4, Lr 3.4.1, Ps 21.2.3, Camera OM-D E-M1.

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Thank you. I manage to re-organize (mainly delete) the offending files from Lr. The particular drive (Folder) was populated with a number of files, of wich many most likely were not image files. On how this happened I do not know. It most likely happened when I got myself an upgrade to my computor. Sory I missed your comments.

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LEGEND ,
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Also, save yourshelf some time, in the folders panel, navigate to the parent folder and fix that one, folders under that should then get fixed as well.

 

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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Thank you, David. When I vavigate the "parent folder", I get an error.

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Aart

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"I have three main subjects. I messed up the catalog."

How, what did you do? Do you have a recent LR catalog file backup?

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Thank you Todd. This happened over time because I very seldom work on the C-drive. A recent backup will not help much but thank you for the idea. I will go back a few months. Uhh what about my recent files? How can I "delete" the C-drive Lr data and start from scratch? I do not mind the Meta-data.

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It appears your LR catalog is corrupted. Go to Edit> Catalog Settings> General tab. Set 'Back up catalog' to 'When Lightroom next exits' and close LR. In the popup check 'Test integrity before backing up' and 'Optimize catalog after backing up' and then click on 'Back up.'Tell us what happens and if you get any error messages.

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Thank you Todd, I do a scheduled backup every week. The last couple of days I tried more. No errors with the backups. But the C:-drive stays corrupt.  Thank you I did notice my Lr catalog is not in a very good condition.

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Did you run the LR Catalog Integrity test as I outlined in my last reply? This will help determine if you have catalog corruption and if detected you will get a message that LR can try to repair the catalog. Please give that a try with your current catalog and your catalog backup files.

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Thank you, Todd, I did as ask. The backup took some time to complete. No change. 2020-03-13 (6).png2020-03-13 (7).png2020-03-13 (8).png2020-03-13 (10).png2020-03-13 (11).png

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Hi Todd,  I am not sure why our final posts did not show here. Thank you, with your help I mannaged to solve my problem.

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"Hi Todd, I am not sure why our final posts did not show here."

Good to hear all is well now. The new forum format places clicks on the 'Reply' link in new posts immediately below that post. To keep your reply in chronologial order click on the 'Reply' link in the original post, which you can see if you scroll to the top of the page. It's a matter of preference, but I prefer chronological order rather than threaded. To prevent confusion I copy and paste a senetence or two from the post I'm relpying to in my new reply as I did above.

 

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