Lightroom is not showing all the pictures in a folder

Explorer ,
Sep 24, 2015

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I am wanting to edit some images in a particular folder in Lightroom.  When looking at the folder in File Explorer there are almost 100 image files in the particular folder.  However, Lightroom only sees 22 files.  I've selected the folder and tried both IMPORT and SYNCHRONIZE however nothing happens.

How do I fix this?

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New Here ,
Feb 01, 2020

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I have a similar situation where I have two folders 5/12/12  one in 2012 and 1 in 2013. When I try to move the ones from 2013 to the folder in 2012 it says they are already there and it won't allow me to. They are not showing however, nor can I  move them in any other way- there are also a bunch in my hard drive lightroom folder for that date that are in neither 5/12/12 folder that are not showing via Lightroom

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New Here ,
May 06, 2020

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I am experiencing the same problems as tonymuffin and Jim_Air.  I too have had several thousand images shown in the Catalogue up until a few days ago.  However, at the moment I have all the separate folders in Lr still shown,  but Lr tells me there are no images in these folders.  Do I have to import them all again?  If so can I do it by say folder or some higher system?

Fortunately all the folders and images are still shown on my D Drive and a separate copy on my G Drive.

Please can someone tell me what needs to be done?

Thanks

jhcrabs

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LEGEND ,
May 06, 2020

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"However, at the moment I have all the separate folders in Lr still shown, but Lr tells me there are no images in these folders."

 

It says 0 to the right of the folder name? What happens if you click on the folder anyway, do the photos appear?


If that doesn't work, what happens if you search for one of the vanished photos by file name, by following ALL FOUR of these steps:

 

1. In the Lightroom Library Module, on the left, under Catalog, click on All Photographs
2. Turn off all filters (Ctrl-L once or twice)
3. Turn off all stacking (Photo->Stacking->Expand All Stacks)
4. Search for at least one of these photos by file name using the Lightroom Filter Bar

 

Do you find the photo then?

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New Here ,
May 06, 2020

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Thanks for your prompt response.
I have tried the 4 steps you have suggested, although I have "Expanded All
Stacking" not turned it "off", without any success. I get a message "No
photo matched the filter".

When I open Lr and click on All Photos in Catalogue, it shows that there
are 27,584 photos there and in the preview screen all 27,584 photographs
are shown. I can scroll down to the bottom.
However, when I look in the Folders on the left hand side, all the Folders
I have created are there, but there is a zero where I would expect to see
how many photos there are in each Folder.
If I try to open a Folder I get a message on screen " No photos in selected
Folder".

I think Lr is currently trying to access Cat 2. I can't be sure but I
think it might have been Cat 1 before. However, if I try to Relanch Cat1
(the 0ld) and click on Upgrade the older Catalogue I then get a warning
that "This operation cannot be undone....Etc, etc.
Because of the warning I have NOT asked to upgrade Cat1.
I hope this makes some sort of sense and you can advise what needs to be
done to get back to where it was a few days ago.
BTW, whilst I was in the middle of typing this message everything crashed
and used Task Master to shut down Google Chrome which was running at 27% of
CPU.

Jim_jhcrabs

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New Here ,
May 09, 2020

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See reply to OP.

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New Here ,
May 09, 2020

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I'm glad to see this thread is still active since it is happening to me also and I am rather ticked off about it, being in the middle of going through all my photos (50K+) and sorting them and deleting the trash. I'm running the latest versions of Lightroom Classic, Photoshop and Bridge on Mac OS 10.14.6 on a Mac Pro with 48GB RAM, 8GB VRAM, and all SSD. In Bridge my photos are arranged by year, with subfolders named for the date imported using Nikon Transfer 2, i.e., 2019 (folder) > 190101(subfolder) and so on. I simply imported the entire drive containing those folders into Lightoom. Just now, I discover that somehow some of the folders that are 2019 subfolders are in the 2020 folder in Lightroom, not in Bridge—but still exist in the 2019 folder but are empty. I did not import using "Copy," simply Add - add photos to catalog without moving them. How they got into the 2020 folder is a mystery but like others here there is no easy way to get them back into the proper folder. Frankly, I've had so many issues with Lightroom and Photoshop lately I'm about ready to jump ship even though I have another year of my subscription left. Yeah, be kind and respectful to Adobe. Pay your money and take your chances.

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New Here ,
May 09, 2020

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To heck with it, I'm removing the 2019 and 2020 folders from Lightroom and will re-import them and see what happens, although it is a very time-consuming operation given the number of images in those 2 folders. 

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Advocate ,
May 09, 2020

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Be aware that you will lose any editing that has been done to the images (beyond the initial  default processing) when they are removed and when they are re-imported they will come in as virgins.

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New Here ,
May 10, 2020

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Thanks. All the edits I do are in Photoshop and saved as a .tif so it is fine that the original RAW files have no editing when re-imported.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 09, 2020

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Hi bigusmacus, welcome to the Lightroom forum I see that you have only recently started posting in this forum.

It would have been much better to have started a new thread with an appropriate heading.

I think you need to describe exactly what is happening, as far as I am aware Lightroom Classic, which is a complete stand-alone application, does not work or communicate with Bridge. Bridge is used to work with Photoshop and other Adobe applications.

When you use the Add option in the import dialog box you browse to the location on your HDD internal or external, network drive, where the photos are located that you wish to import. The photos will remain at their current location.

Lightroom nor the Lightroom Catalog file contain any photo files.   

Regards, Denis: System iMac mid-2015, 5K 27” monitor, macOS10.15.6: LrC 9.3, Lr 3.3, Ps 2020, Camera OM-D E-M1.

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New Here ,
May 12, 2020

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Are you able to advise me on my post of 6th May?

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