Images in collections grayed out

New Here ,
Mar 31, 2021 Mar 31, 2021

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After unintentionally uninstalling LR Classic, I reinstalled it. It opened to the correct catalog, but i had to re-import all the images.

Before and after the reinstallation, I'm using the 10.2 release, Build [202103041821-226a121].

After this, all my folders were populated, and I can search by keywords and find and see the correct images.

BUT when I open a Collection, the images are all grayed out. Badges showing edits are there, and star ratings. I can point to one and find its folder and image numbers, and find it in the folders.

How can I repopulate (if that's the right word) my collections?

Thanks for any help anyone can provide.

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LEGEND ,
Mar 31, 2021 Mar 31, 2021

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... but i had to re-import all the images.

 

This step was completely unnecessary and also completely wrong. Furthermore, if you really re-imported the images, you shouldn't have any collections and you shouldn't have greyed out images in collections.

 

So what did you actually do? Can you tell us step-by-step what you did from after you re-installed LrC until you found the folders populated and the collections greyed out? Can you show us a screen capture of (one of) your collections?

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A few months ago, because of storage space issues, I moved all my photos from my internal drive to an external drive.

I then had to add the folder on the external drive to LR, and back then had to import the pics into LR. [I had read something about just re-pointing LR to the new folder, but I could not make it work.]

This time, after reinstalling, the LR folders list did not include the folder on the external drive. So I again had to add the external drive folder to LR, and again had to import the pics. It took a few hours.

I had attached to my first post a screenshot of one of my collections. I'm attaching it again. And I added a second screenshot, showing in the folder tree the photo that is highlighted-grayed-out in the collection screenshot. To show that the photo is there, just not showing up in the collection.

Thanks for helping.

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LEGEND ,
Mar 31, 2021 Mar 31, 2021

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Importing photos is never the correct thing to do in this case. You do need to re-connect them.

 

I do not download attachments. Please place your screen captures in your reply by clicking on the "Insert Photos" icon.

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LR collection problem screenshot 2 - showin gphoto in folder.JPGLR collection problem screenshot.JPG

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