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?
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
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?
"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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Are you able to advise me on my post of 6th May?
I am going to wade in here. I had the same problem where not all the files were showing. I tried all above steps. Every single one. I knew already that there were NO copies anywhere else. So in the end I opened the guilty folder showing 694 photos on my desktop and aligned it 6 photos across as I did the same one in LR classic with the folder only show 662 photos. I scrolled down matching the end photo in the line in both "folders. I discovered the problem right away. LR2020 classic was not recognising my jpg files which I had taken at the same time in my nikon camera with raw as seperate files. I deleted all the jpg files. I do not shoot both anymore - these were from years ago when I was learning to process in LR. In the past LR had a preference/catalogue option to treat the jpgs as separate files. I can not find this option anymore. But as eveything was unstacked anyway, hmm... I'm not impressed. I now have the same photos in both folders and I'ld like to say it would help if the gentleman giving solutions and sticking rigidly to the same steps would accept that his solution does not work for everyone and it helps to think outside the box.
I hope be very happy if someone would let me know if this was the problem for them. 3 hours of work to rectify my "missing photos" problem - on small laptop (mac) so laborious. Have a nice day everyone!
The setting for treating JPGs imported alongside Raws as separate images, is in Lightroom preferences - General tab as screenshot below.