Lightroom added lots of folders with no images

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Oct 22, 2020 Oct 22, 2020

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My Lightroom added lots of folders from my hardrive that I didn't import into lightroom and do  not contain images. I can't remove these folders and can't find the folders I once had with images.

 

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 23, 2020 Oct 23, 2020

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Nothing you have said makes sense.

Which Version of Lightroom?

Where do you see "Folders"?

Nothing is added unless you 'Import'. And 'Import' will only add Photos to a catalog.

Make a screen-clip to show us what you are seeing. It can help get you an answer.

 

 

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 10.2, Photoshop 22.3, Lightroom 4.2, Windows-10 Nikon DSLR.

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Oct 23, 2020 Oct 23, 2020

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All the folders on this drive under Folders have taken non image folders from my hard drive. I have highlighted some on the attached screen shot.
The folders do not have any images on them, but I can't delete those folders.
I did not intentionally import these folders, it is something that has happened since Version 10.
I've checked the image folders I do have on this drive, they have images when viewed in explorer but don't show under the Lightroom folders
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Brian
 
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Dropbox may be the problem!

Not a good idea to have photos in Dropbox folders. If the photos are not on the local hard-drive Lightroom will not find them. (Is it possible that Dropbox has 'moved' the photos off 'Local' and into offline storage only?

Also I see the 'Missing Photos' is showing 63299 missing- Do you know the reason for this?

 

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 10.2, Photoshop 22.3, Lightroom 4.2, Windows-10 Nikon DSLR.

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