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Explorer ,
Apr 04, 2020

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I've had to rebuild my computer and reinstall Lightroom 6.14.

I want to create a NEW catalog of all of my folders however, each time I try to do this Lightroom only imports the most current 3 folders.  

How do I get it to import ALL folders?  

 

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New catalog is only seeing latest 3 folders

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I've had to rebuild my computer and reinstall Lightroom 6.14.

I want to create a NEW catalog of all of my folders however, each time I try to do this Lightroom only imports the most current 3 folders.  

How do I get it to import ALL folders?  

 

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You will need to provide some additional. E.g. Is there one Parent folder with all sub-folders in that structure? What selection are you making in the Import Dialog? Are you using the Add function or Copying to a new location?

 

On another note why do you need to create a new Catalog file?  If you have a copy of the Catalog fil...

 

 

Regards, Denis: System iMac mid-2015, 5K 27” monitor, macOS10.15.6: LrC 9.4, Lr 3.4.1, Ps 21.2.3, Camera OM-D E-M1.

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Apr 05, 2020

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Correct.  There is a Parent folder called PICTURES with subfolders. 

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I open Lightroom and click to add Folders.  I select the top PICTURES folder.  ADD is selected.  I then click IMPORT

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When the IMPORT finishes only the latest 3 folders have been imported.

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I have a number of catalogs.  However, I am not sure which one was the most current one I was using.  

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Screenshots would help hugely here thanks Tony.

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LEGEND ,
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One possibility is that the other folders don't have photos that Lightroom can import. Just showing a list of folders isn't enough information, we need to know what is in those folders.

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hehehehe...that's cute!

Yes...there indeed are pictures in ALL of the folders...

 

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LEGEND ,
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Show us the Windows Explorer view of one of the folders not imported.

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LEGEND ,
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My next question is: what happens if you tell LR to just import the 2017 folder? Are photos imported?

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yes

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LEGEND ,
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Why do those JPEG files that are shown have such long convoluted file names? Are those old preview files? Wat were they created with?

 

Go and create some photos, copy them to the folders not importing, see what happens

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LEGEND ,
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In your OS, check permissions on those folders and files.

 

Just another Adobe customer; My Sys; APP: LRC 9.4, PS 21.2.1; CMP: WIN WS 16GB OS 10 v1909 (18363), mid 2015 MBPr 15” 16GB MACOS 10.15.6; 4K EXT DSPY; CAM: Canon 5D Mk III, Fuji X-T3

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I believe at the top left of the Import Dialog Source > File you should be able to get an option to "Include subfolders".See the screen capture. However, you may wish to check and see if there are subfolders included there that you may not wish to be imported.

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Regards, Denis: System iMac mid-2015, 5K 27” monitor, macOS10.15.6: LrC 9.4, Lr 3.4.1, Ps 21.2.3, Camera OM-D E-M1.

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LEGEND ,
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Not to be mean, cruel, condescending, BUT, those screen captures suck, what are you using to create them? Consider a third party utility for that purpose. For example this one:

 

https://picpick.app/en/

 

If you click on the Download, you will see a Free version exists. It is very good.

 

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