How can we tell Lightroom to neglect folders with a specific name?

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Apr 13, 2021 Apr 13, 2021

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IN ENGLISH:

Our photos are stored on the server. We have stored these in various folders. Each folder contains an 'ARCHIVE' folder.

Is there a setting in Lightroom Classic where we can specify that a folder with a specific name (in our case: ARCHIVE) should never be indexed?

Who knows how we can tell Lightroom to always neglect folders with a specific name?

Thanks!

 

IN DUTCH:

Onze foto's zijn opgeslagen op de server. We hebben deze opgeslagen in diverse mappen. Elke map bevat een map 'ARCHIEF'.

Is er een instelling in Lightroom Classic waarin wij kunnen opgeven dat een map met een specifieke naam (in ons geval: ARCHIEF) nooit hoeft te worden geïndexeerd?

Dus: wie weet hoe wij in Lightroom kunnen aangeven dat mappen met een bepaalde naam altijd mogen worden overgeslagen?

Dankjewel!

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Lightroom Classic does not "index" folders or files.

 

It only imports / does not import a particular image file, as you decide. And then the Folders panel shows a summary report of all the file paths belonging to the particular image files that are currently imported.

 

If it has imported an image file, then it must therefore show that folder. It can also be be made to show a folder that has not got any imported images directly inside, but will never show any images that are not imported.

 

And if (for example) you create your new ARCHIVE subfolder after importing those images in the main folder, LrC will not now show this subfolder unless either: you tell it to by using "add folder"; or: you import an image which is located in that subfolder. 

 

So the basic selectivity is: which images do you want to import.

 

And that depends on how new images are arriving in your server (and being organised in folders there). If LrC is in sole charge of that (Copy import with auto filing) then only the folders directly required for this operation will show. If you are first putting the images into the server and then telling LrC to import them (Add import), you can un-check "include subfolders" and click on that main folder to only import the direct contents of that. Also, in the Import screen there is the option in the left panel, to un-check particular subfolders from having their contents included.

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Thank you Richard, for your clear and helpful reply.

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