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LR Classic won't move folders

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Mar 29, 2018

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Suddenly within the last week or so in LR Classic (7.2), Library mode, I cannot move a sub-folder with photos from from one folder to another. I get an error, "Could not complete the folder move. An unknown error occurred." It doesn't matter if it is a newly created folder or an old one. The catalog has been optimized, PC (Win 10) rebooted, 12GB RAM and usage is 65% of that RAM.

As an example, I can create a sub-folder "B" inside folder "A". I can create another sub-folder "C" inside "A". I cannot move B into C or move any of them to another folder. I can create and move empty folders, but if it has an image in it, it can't be moved around. I can move images from B into C, but I can't move folders.

My workflow is easiest when I move folders and I've been doing it this way for over a year. I don't know what may have changed.  I'm looking for ideas so that folders can be moved in LR. I can close LR, go to Explorer, move the folders, reopen LR and then "find" them for the directory but that is not what should happen.

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LR Classic won't move folders

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Suddenly within the last week or so in LR Classic (7.2), Library mode, I cannot move a sub-folder with photos from from one folder to another. I get an error, "Could not complete the folder move. An unknown error occurred." It doesn't matter if it is a newly created folder or an old one. The catalog has been optimized, PC (Win 10) rebooted, 12GB RAM and usage is 65% of that RAM.

As an example, I can create a sub-folder "B" inside folder "A". I can create another sub-folder "C" inside "A". I cannot move B into C or move any of them to another folder. I can create and move empty folders, but if it has an image in it, it can't be moved around. I can move images from B into C, but I can't move folders.

My workflow is easiest when I move folders and I've been doing it this way for over a year. I don't know what may have changed.  I'm looking for ideas so that folders can be moved in LR. I can close LR, go to Explorer, move the folders, reopen LR and then "find" them for the directory but that is not what should happen.

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I also find I cannot rename a folder.

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What I have found is that the folder to be moved must be the current folder selected. If I try to move a folder that is not the currently selected folder I will get this error too.

I'm on the very latest LR CC Classic 8.1.

This seems like a bug to me. Re-arranging folders in the Library module should be a simple drag and drop experience form any folder to any folder.

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Thank you! This helped me.

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This helped me as well! Thanks.

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A screenshot of your Folders panel, complete with folder structure up to parent, might help

Just another Adobe customer; My Sys; APP: LRC 10.0, PS 22.0; CMP: WIN WS 16GB OS 10 v1909 (18363), mid 2015 MBPr 15” 16GB MACOS 10.15.7; 4K EXT DSPY; CAM: Canon 5D Mk III, Fuji X-T3

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And, have you changed your internet security program?

Just another Adobe customer; My Sys; APP: LRC 10.0, PS 22.0; CMP: WIN WS 16GB OS 10 v1909 (18363), mid 2015 MBPr 15” 16GB MACOS 10.15.7; 4K EXT DSPY; CAM: Canon 5D Mk III, Fuji X-T3

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Wait a sec, this is old, this has been posted elsewhere, heck my inquiry is from a solution posted elsewhere, this same OP, same question,

Lightroom Classic: I cannot move a sub-folder with photos from from one folder to another | Photosho...

Time for OP to close?

Just another Adobe customer; My Sys; APP: LRC 10.0, PS 22.0; CMP: WIN WS 16GB OS 10 v1909 (18363), mid 2015 MBPr 15” 16GB MACOS 10.15.7; 4K EXT DSPY; CAM: Canon 5D Mk III, Fuji X-T3

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